MITHI: The officials of Tharparkar police in a desperate attempt detained as many as eight security guards of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) after the three prime accused in the murder case of Dodo Bheel got the protective bail from a court in Karachi for 15 days.
Kashif Raza, Qamar Abbas and Huzaifia Malik were granted protective bail after Tharparkar police had failed to arrest them while they were on their duties in Thar Coalfields soon after the murder case was registered against them at Islamkot Police Station.
The murder case was lodged on the complaint of Alim Bheel, the brother of the victim. The leaders of the various parties, who have been leading the mass protest against the brutal killing of SECMC worker a few days back, termed the detention of eight workers of the mining company as an eyewash and a ploy by Thar police to dilute the pressure being mounted on them after they failed to arrest those who were nominated in the murder case.
They claimed that those detained workers instead of being shifted in any police station of the district, had been kept in the same ”torture’ cell’ established with the premises of the Block 2 of Thar Coalfields and they showed their apprehension over such naive and novel’ moves by the police officials.
While the partial shutdown strike is being observed in all big and small towns of the desert district on the joint call of different political and social organizations against the callous and indifferent attitude towards the coldblooded murder of poor workers. The people started to gather in different to stage demonstrations against the police.
The leaders of the different parties have demanded the arrest of the suspended SHO of Islamkot Police Station and early removal of SSP Tharparkar, Mr Hassan Sardar Niazi for their failure to arrest tall three prime accused in the murder case of Dodo Bheel. They alleged that police officials made no concerted and sincere effort to arrest them till they got bail from the court.
They alleged that SSP Niazi from the very first day instead of showing any seriousness in the murder case of the poor workers he opted to hurl the threats at the protesters, who staged the demonstration in Islamkot town carrying the body of the victim for several hours or the registration of the FIR against those involved in the murder after the incessant brutal torture on Dodo Bheel and other workers on the charges of theft.