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KUJ demands justice for tortured journalist

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Union of Journalists (KUJ) on Saturday expressed outrage over the delay in submitting an inquiry report against police official Rajab Ali who was suspended on account of gross misconduct last month.

“The government should seek an inquiry report from the inquiry officer as soon as possible,” KUJ President Arshad Aziz and General Secretary Yousaf Ali said in a joint statement.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had ordered an inquiry against suspended Hayatabad Police Station SHO Rajab Ali who was accused of brutally torturing the bureau chief of a private news channel, Shaukat Khattak, and his crew members on August 19 in Hayatabad Medical Complex.

Rajab Ali, whose conduct is highly questionable among police officers and is seen as a ‘stigma’ on the KP Police, beat up the journalists and then locked them up in Hayatabad police station in clear violation of the law.

“Several weeks have passed since the journalists were subjected to torture by the accused police officer, but the inquiry report has not yet been submitted,” the KUJ office-bearers added.
Source: Daily Times
Date:9/25/2011