Peshawar, January 14
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial authorities in Pakistan has dismissed 12 police officials following an enquiry report that discovered them responsible of “negligence” in protecting a Hindu temple in the province, which was torched by a mob led by members of a radical Islamist get together.
The authorities additionally forfeited one-year service of 33 police officials in reference to the incident.
The temple in Terri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district was attacked on December 30 by the mob after members of the Hindu group acquired permission from native authorities to renovate its decades-old constructing. The mob demolished the newly constructed work alongside the outdated construction.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Kohat Region, Tayyab Hafeez Cheema had appointed Superintendent of Police (Investigation Wing) Zahir Shah as enquiry officer to probe the incident and submit its report inside every week’s time.
Shah carried out the probe towards 73 police officials and really useful to dismiss 12 of them from service on costs of negligence and irresponsibility in the discharge of their official duties.
“Keeping in view of the out there report and details on file, perusal of enquiry papers and the suggestions of the Enquiry Officers, they’re discovered responsible of the costs. They present cowardice, negligence, and irresponsibility in the discharge of their official obligations. They failed to guard the Hindu Temple which induced disrepute for the Police division in the eyes of most people,” the report stated.
The report really useful forfeiting one-year common service of 33 police officials. The officer additionally really useful writing to the Superintendent of Police, Frontier Reserve Police, Kohat for minor punishment to the remaining 28 personnel.
The 12 police officials dismissed embody the station home officer (SHO) and assistant sub inspector of Terri Police Station.
The report stated that the mob, underneath the supervision of Maulana Shareef, assaulted the Hindu Temple in Terri, whereby the mob burnt the stated temple and broken it with none interruption on account of which a grievance underneath numerous sections was filed in the Terri police station.
Maulana Shareef, who’s in judicial custody, is claimed to have incited the group.
“This is extremely fairly opposed on their half and exhibits negligence, carelessness and irresponsibility on the a part of delinquent fingers,” the report stated.
(*12*), a delegation of MP’s belonging to the minority communities on Tuesday visited the vandalised Hindu temple.
The Supreme Court has ordered the Evacuee Property Trust Board (EPTB) to begin reconstruction of the broken temple and instructed authorities to get well the cash for the restoration work from the attackers whose act has induced “worldwide embarrassment” to Pakistan.
On January 1, India lodged a robust protest with Pakistan over the vandalisation of the temple, saying it expects Pakistan to hold out an investigation into the incident and has requested for sharing of the probe report with it.
According to sources, the Ministry of External Affairs conveyed its critical issues to the Pakistan High Commission right here over the repeated cases of comparable incidents and atrocities towards the members of the minority group.
“It was additionally impressed upon the federal government of Pakistan that this was not the primary time the temple was destroyed. This has been occurring since 1997. We additionally requested for the investigation report back to be shared with the ministry,” a supply stated.
Hindus type the largest minority group in Pakistan.
According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus dwell in Pakistan. However, in line with the group, over 90 lakh Hindus live in the nation.
The majority of Pakistan’s Hindu inhabitants is settled in Sindh province the place they share tradition, traditions and language with Muslim residents. They usually complain of harassment by the extremists. — PTI