MANSEHRA: The police have booked deputy commissioner Torghar Javed Ali Orakzai over an attack on the tehsil municipal officer and summoned him to appear before the district police officer for investigation on Monday (today).

An order issued by Torghar district police officer Hafiz Janis Khan said an FIR was lodged with Darbani police under sections 407, 186-506, 147 and 109 of PPC on the written complaint of tehsil municipal officer Ghulam Murtaza, who said he was attacked and injured on the orders of the deputy commissioner.

Levies Sobedar Gul Faraz, who has also been named in the FIR, led the operation and dragged and beat him up along with three others, two of them Levies personnel, and a clerk, according to the applicant.

Meanwhile, DC Mr Orakzai told reporters that he had only asked the TMO to hand over moveable assets, including an official vehicle used previously by the Kunder Hassanzai tehsil nazim to the committee constituted on the orders of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local governments, election and rural development department after the local bodies were wrapped up in the province.

Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2019