A police officer in Faisalabad was fired
LAHORE: A Faisalabad police officer was fired from his position on Monday for brandishing a gun at female demonstrators on May 25 during the Azadi March organized by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).
The incident gained attention after the PTI top leadership posted a photo on social media depicting the then-Sargodha Road station house officer (SHO), sub inspector Abid Jutt, pointing a revolver at the party’s female supporters who were attending a rally with a rally headed for Islamabad that was conducted in Faisalabad.
According to an official, the PTI demanded that the department take stern departmental action against the cop, thus the high-ups in the Faisalabad police department initiated a probe into the event.
He claimed that the Faisalabad SSP Operations, who served as the inquiry officer (IO), summoned the suspect and gave him the chance to present his side of the story.
He claimed that Jutt failed to provide any justification for his action, which the IO determined to be unlawful and unjustified in accordance with police regulations.
The IO suggested letting the former SHO go from his position.
According to the official, Jutt’s employment with the Faisalabad police was terminated as a result of the recommendation.
Fawad Chaudhry, a former federal minister for the PTI, backed the department’s decision to take Jutt to task.
Fawad stated in a tweet on Monday that SI’s illegal act of pointing a pistol at ladies and children could not be justified and that “black sheep” in the Punjab police deserved no respect.