ISLAMABAD: An official of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of capital police and others were booked under different charges, including attempted murder, police said on Monday.

The case was registered at the Kohsar police station under section 324 (murder attempt) 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in response to complaint lodged by Tariq Masih.

According to the FIR, a group of 10 people, including the ATS official, intercepted the complainant at France Colony F-7/4 and beat him up. They were carrying an axe and batons and hit the complainant in the head with the axe.

As a result, he sustained injuries and started bleeding, the FIR said, adding people of the area rescued him from the attackers.

Later, the suspects attacked the house of the complainant and resorted to firing into the air and pelted the house with stones. However, the family called police and sought help.

According to the FIR, the suspects had attacked the complainant and his family on several occasions in the past too and he had requested for police protection.

The FIR said the attackers were drug peddlers and bootleggers and had a criminal record, adding a number of cases were already registered against them.

When contacted, a spokesman for the police expressed his inability to provide further details.

However, he confirmed that a case has been registered at the Kohsar police station.

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2022

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