FAISALABAD: A ruling party MPA is allegedly forcing the Ghulam Mohammad Abad police to register a case against a warden so that he could be forced to go for reconciliation with a man against whom he had a case registered.

The case was registered by the Ghulam Mohammad Abad police on May 15 against Zeeshan of Rehman Colony, Adnan of Walipura and four others on the allegation of hurling threats at and roughing up warden Mohammad Asif.

In his application, the warden said he was performing his duty at Jawad Club Chowk on Narwala Road when he signalled a motorcyclist, Zeeshan, to stop for not wearing helmet. “I was about to take legal action against the motorcyclist when four to five people came there and one of them identified himself as Adnan who asked me why I had stopped the motorcyclist who was his employee.

“I informed Adnan that Zeeshan’s motorcycle had been impounded as he did not have documents and was not using helmet.”

The warden said the suspects beat him and hurled threats. “They also chased me when I moved towards the police station and said they would not allow me to perform duty,” he added.

Police registered a case against the suspects under sections 147, 149, 186, 353 and 506 of PPC.

Sources said police raided the house of Adnan and arrested him. A cousin of an MPA, along with some other persons, came to the police station and had Adnan released, they said.

Traffic police officials claim that the MPA, his brother and cousin were pressuring the Ghulam Mohammad Abad police to go for reconciliation of the case to save Adnan. They say the MPA wants police to register a case of trespass against the warden and the policemen who raided the house of Adnan.

Meanwhile, Gulberg DSP Usman Warraich summoned the warden and the suspects on Tuesday for interrogation where he asked the warden why he, along with others, entered Adnan’s house. The warden said on oath that neither he nor any other person entered his house.

This correspondent tried to contact the MPA but there was no response to a message for his comments.

Published in Dawn, May 22nd, 2019