RAWALPINDI: Police detained a man who had allegedly been employing and torturing mentally-challenged persons as beggars and took back Rs27,300 from him.

The city police officer (CPO) directed the superintendent of police Rawalpindi and station house officer Ganjmandi to arrest the man and recover the victims.

A police spokesman said the CPO immediately issued these directions after he was informed about this act.

The suspect revealed that he had been using two persons for begging.

A case was registered against him while the police will be investigating other matters including recovery of the people he had been employing. Police said that his crime was an intolerable act and he would be punished accordingly.

Meanwhile, police have registered a murder case against a police official accused of murdering his brother, who was serving as head constable with Rawalpindi district police.

Arshad Mehmood, foot constable, lodged a first information report (FIR) with the Mandra police saying that his younger brother Asif Mehmood, 30, had been serving as head constable in Rawalpindi police and was posted at the Police Lines.

He said that Asif Mehmood and his elder brother lived with their father in Mandra. He said that he was at home when he received a phone call from his elder brother that Asif had been injured critically after being shot.

He said that after he rushed to his father’s house he found Asif critically injured, lying on his bed. He was informed that Asif and his other brother had a quarrel and his brother shot Asif.

While the injured was being shifted to the hospital, he died on the way.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2022

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