KARACHI: Police have detained a doctor and impounded his BMW for allegedly damaging newly built infrastructure in Defence Housing Authority by ‘drifting’ his car.

The infrastructure in Bukhari Commercial Area has been ‘substantially’ damaged, a senior police official said.

South DIG Syed Asad Raza said that the Darakhshan police had registered an FIR on the complaint of an official of the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC), Syed Jazib Husain Shah, over causing ‘serious’ damages to the newly developed Bukhari Commercial Area.

The DIG said that the police had detained Dr Salman affiliated with a hospital in Karachi as his BMW car was allegedly involved in the incident. He was being interrogated. The senior officer pointed out that the doctor’s vehicle had also met with an accident while he was ‘drifting’ it.

He said two luxury cars were involved in the drifting; one BMW belonged to the said doctor while efforts were underway to detain the driver/owner of the other car.

According to FIR, the complainant said that he was a sub-engineer of the CBC.

Under directions of higher authorities, Bara Bukhari Commercial, Phase-VI, had recently gone under repair and renovation and the area had been upgraded but on April 12, at night, the BMW (ACZ-318) car’s unidentified driver allegedly committed negligence by over-speeding the car on Lane-4 Bukhari Commercial and caused substantive damages to the official infrastructure through drifting.

The driver abandoned the vehicle there and left.

The FIR said that prior to that on April 10, another unidentified car being driven by an unidentified person arrived at Lane-11 Bukhari Commercial at around 6pm. The driver committed negligence and damaged the infrastructure substantially through drifting and fled along with the vehicle.

The FIR was registered against both the drivers under Sections 279 and 427 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Published in Dawn, April 18th, 2024

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