By: Ikram Junaidi
ISLAMABAD, July 28: The capital police beat up two persons at Daman-i-Koh for having ‘soft drinks’ during the time of fasting. The incident was reported to Inspector General of Police (IGP) who has assured to take action against the officials, Dawn has learnt.
The victim Anwar Abbas, while talking to Dawn said that on Friday at around 2pm he went to Daman-i-Koh along with his friend Malik Saeed and was having soft drink in his car.
Mr Abbas said: “I was not fasting and knowing that it would be ethically incorrect to have drink in front of people so I chose a place where no one was present.
“In the meantime, a police constable came and said taking drinks during fasting is a violation of Ramazan Act and a serious crime,” he said adding he told him (constable) that he was not fasting and taking drinks at an isolated place where no one was present. “I also told him that it was not their job to stop anyone from eating during the time of fasting but constable insisted that he has to implement the teachings of Islam,” he said.
“The constable called two other police officials and they took us to the nearby police post,” he said adding “at the check post heated arguments ensued and they removed their belts and started beating us.”