Peshawar: Drug case against ICU teacher denied by City police

Peshawar: Drug case against ICU teacher denied by City police: On Wednesday 14th June 2017, Social media reports of a police official insinuating an Islamia College University (ICU) teacher earlier who was arrested on charges of possessing drugs were denied by the city police.

Assistant professor of ICU, Bashir Ahmed had been arrested by the police earlier on Tuesday 12th June 2017, 20 grams of meth was found in his possession.

In contrast, rumours started to circulate on the social media which claimed that the academician had a rift with a police official after a traffic accident.

Furthermore, a city police spokesperson had declined reports and said that police had found ammunition and drugs from the teacher’s belongings and acted against him under the law.

The spokesperson further stated that SHO Regi Model Town Shahinshah Khan had arrested the accused at a snap checking point and a search of the professor’s transport had resulted in the discovery of 20 grams of meth, 50 grams of hashish and two pistols and rounds being found.

The spokesman said that after the arrest of Mr Ahmad, reports started flooding on the social media, which pointed fingers at the police officer of insinuating the teacher being involved in the drugs case. The spokesman added that the suspected had been arrested earlier in 2001 under the 16 MPO and other cases twice.

Conversely the ICU Teaching Staff Association executive body held an emergency meeting and declared the episode as unfortunate.

A statement issued here said a singular person’s actions should not be associated with an institution and the profession.

Media trial of the blamed on the basis of allegations should at once be stopped” it said. Furthermore the body also asked for an independent inquiry into the matter.

 

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