CM Punjab suspends SHO involved in torture of journalists in Kamoke

CPO appoints SP Saddar Waqar Azeem as the inquiry officer on incident

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has suspended the station house officer (SHO) who was involved in the torture of journalists in Kamoke.

On Monday, before the start of the long march on day 4, the police tortured journalists from different news channels. The journalists were there to cover the proceedings of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) long march.

According to reports, hot words were exchanged by the police with the journalists over the parking of their vehicles in the area.

During the presence of SHO, police thrashed a cameraman and shattered their cameras. Even the others who had come to rescue were also tortured, according to reports.

Taking notice of the matter, CM Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has ordered action against the policemen who were involved in the incident. The SHO, accused of torture of journalists, has been suspended.

The City Police Officer (CPO) has appointed SP Saddar Waqar Azeem as the inquiry officer on the incident.

On the other hand, Provincial Home Advisor Omar Sarfraz Cheema took notice of the incident. He has said that there was a bitter argument over the removal of DSNG, after which the SHO has been suspended and an inquiry has been started.

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