Concern over non-arrest of guilty CAA officials
ISLAMABAD, Oct 31: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over non-arrest of officials of the Civil Aviation Authority who ruthlessly tortured and inflected more than 31 injurers on various parts of the body of Din TV channel’s Faisal Shoukat Ali Rajput and demanded immediate action against all those involved in torture case.
Fasial Shoukat Ali Rajput, who is in the journalism profession for over 15 years is presently working as a Bureau Chief of Din TV Channel Karachi. He went to the Karachi Airport to cover a spot coverage of fire incident that occurred at the VIP Lounge on Oct. 9 evening.
However, Faisal insisted on coverage of the fire and somehow got prepared footage of the fire. Upon this, about half a dozen officials of the CAA severely thrashed him and took him to an unknown destination.
He was kept in “illegal conferment for more than 20 hours” where he was severely tortured with iron rod, wooden sticks and inflicted more than 24 injures on various parts of the body.
Besides, this he was forcibly given hot water with chilies to drink to cause further damage to his body. After 20 hours long torture, Faisal was thrown at a deserted area of Gulistan-i-Johar on Oct 20.
Moreover, the relevant sections of the PPC 365, etc were not added in the FIR with a malafide intention to provide an opportunity to the accused to flee from the process of law as per gravity of the offences committed by them.
Shamsul Islam NazSecretary General
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS
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