Police has purportedly tortured Christian residents of Father’s Colony in Kharian. Local Christians claim that the cops beat Christian children, women and men alike. Police have embroiled these Christians in false cases, while Christian community is urging the Chief Minister of Punjab to take notice of the incident.
After much outcry, the DPO Gujrat took action and suspended Tanveer Abbas Bhatti SHO of Guliana Police Station. Details emerged that ASI Muhammad Azeem along with his force raided the cricket ground in Father’s Colony- a predominantly Christian neighborhood. Police alleged that the local youth had been involved in match fixing. Consequently, the cops tried to hook the youngsters which resulted in clash between locals and the police force.
After the clash erupted, police force withdrew from the neighborhood however, after the sunset SHO Tanveer Abbas Bhatti sent heavy contingents of Police and Elite Force to Father’s Colony. The Cops laid siege of the Christian neighborhood and invaded the houses of Christians unleashing inhumane torture on Christian children, women and men. Moreover, the cops also opened fire at the residents of Father’s Colony wounding many.
Local Christians are calling upon the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to take action against the perpetrators. A local Christian woman revealed that the cops also pelted stones at Christians. On the other hand, Police maintains that it carried out an operation against criminals. Police claims that the locals obstructed during the operation, for which reason they were tortured.
Police says that during the operation locals launched an attack on the cops, injuring four policemen. Consequently, an FIR no 34/17 has been registered against Christians of Father’s Colony. 18 Christians have been nominated in this FIR.
Local Christians demand that the police operations against criminals and drug dealers however the cops must not embroil innocent civilians in false cases. Christians condemned unlawful police operation in Father’s Colony where police harassed and tortured Christian residents.