LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif ordered termination of four policemen for torturing an elderly couple in Multan.
Sharif also met the couple, Muhammad Idrees and Naseem Bibi, and their daughter Madiha on Thursday.
CM expressed his displeasure over the incident and spoke to them in detail over the matter. “You are my elders and I will never let anything wrong happen to you,”
A fair decision will be taken over the matter, he assured them and ordered termination of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Station House Officer (SHO), sub-inspector and assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in the incident.
“People who have no humanity have not right to serve the government,” he remarked. “Those who have done such a thing with the poor should be ashamed of themselves.”
Those responsible for the incident will be taken to task. “We will not accept the behaviour of the police towards the elderly couple,” he stressed.
“Is justice only for the rich? Just because the poor can’t raise their voice,” Shehbaz remarked.
The CM also ordered an inquiry into the matter and asked the investigative committee to submit a report as soon as possible.
On Wednesday, the elderly couple had staged a protest hoping for justice.
Muhammad Idrees and Naseem Bibi, were thrashed by the police outside the office of Multan Development Authority for demanding compensation for the 500 acre land the authority bought from them on Monday (November 20).
The couple said that MDA bought their land but never paid them the full amount. Dissatisfied by the progress in the case, Idrees shared that even though the Chief Minister took notice of the incident nothing has been done as yet.
“A team was supposed to investigate the case but there has been no decision. We were told that we should accept whatever amount we are given as we won’t get a higher amount,” he said.
On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif took notice of an incident of abuse at the hands of police and suspended the officials allegedly involved in the incident, a spokesperson for the office of the government of Punjab said.
After ordering an inquiry into the despicable incident wherein two police officers severely beat up an elderly couple outside the office of Multan Development Authority (MDA), Sharif suspended the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Station House Officer (SHO).