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Police set up committee to probe harassment allegations against Talal Chaudhry

FAISALABAD: Punjab Police have formed a fact-finding committee to investigate harassment allegations leveled against Talal Chaudhry by MNA Ayesha Rajab after the scuffle erupted between the two Pakistan Muslim League N leaders.

According to police sources, the committee comprising four members will be headed by Peoples Colony Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Abdul Khaliq.

The Station House Officer (SHO) of Madina Town police station in Faisalabad where the scene transpired and the SHO Women Police Farah Batool will also be part of the committee to probe harassment allegations, police sources added.

MNA Ayesha Rajab alleged earlier this week that Talal Chaudhry harassed her to which Rajab’s brothers assaulted Chaudhry and broke his arm. The police’s fact-finding committee will now probe the case thoroughly and will take statements from both the parties that encountered in a brawl.

The committee to probe the fiasco will forward its recommendations to concerned authorities within three days.

Sources said on September 23, Chaudhry was on his way to Madina Town from his home in Faisalabad when unidentified individuals stopped his vehicle and physically tortured him, leading to severe injuries to his left shoulder and other parts of the body.

Sources in the police department claimed that Chaudhry had called the police from Abdullah Garden Town, Faisalabad on September 23 at 3 am seeking help and the police team had left immediately following the call.

Meanwhile, Ayesha Rajab Ali also called the police hotline and informed them of some suspicious individuals outside her house who were making her feel unsafe.

Police sources further said that by the time the police reached the spot, PML-N leader Irfan Noman and workers had also reached the house of the MNA. A scuffle had broke in which Chaudhry’s shoulder suffered an injury and both of his arms were fractured.

Police sources further added that Chaudhry and Ayesha had a good relationship in the past, which had turned into animosity after some time.

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