Punjab govt terminates cop who pulled gun on PTI female protestor during Azadi March
A sub-inspector (SI) Abid Jutt of Punjab Police, who pulled his gun on a female protestor during PTI’s Azadi Marchi on May 25, has been dismissed from service.
The incident took place when PTI’s top leadership shared a picture on social media in which the then SHO of Sargodha Road Police Station, Sub-Inspector Abid Jutt, was assaulting women workers of the party.
An official said that on the demand of PTI, Faisalabad police officials have started an investigation into the incident by taking strict action against the policeman.
He said that Faisalabad SSP Operations and Investigation Officer summoned the accused and gave him an opportunity to defend his stand. The inquiry officer recommended the dismissal of the former SHO.
The official said that on the recommendation of the investigating officer, the senior officers of the Faisalabad police dismissed Sub-Inspector Abid Jutt.
PTI’s former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry defended the action against Abid Jutt.
He said in a tweet that the black sheep in Punjab police do not deserve respect, the illegal action of the sub-inspector who pulled a pistol on women and children cannot be defended.