A traffic police official ended up in a fistfight with an angry resident in Karachi after the official asked the citizen not to park his motorcycle near PIDC traffic police checkpoint, reported Dawn News.
The motorcyclist argued that why can’t he park his bike since there are other parked vehicles at the site as well. But after the repeated refusal, the heated argument turned into a brawl. In the video, you can see the citizen throwing a traffic police officer down on the ground, and traffic officials repeatedly attacking the citizen with a helmet. The motorist was taken to the nearest police station after Rangers and Police intervened. A case has been registered against the man at the Civil Lines police station and was put behind the bars. Later, it was revealed that the man is a psychiatric patient and has been going through treatment. Although the Civil Lines police station has been raided by the residents at a protest against the arrest. It is yet to be known whether the citizen has been released after fulfilling the necessary legal requirements or not.
Later in the day, it was reported that another fight broke out between more traffic officials and a citizen who had come to pick his bike at the Artillery Maidan Police Station. Karachi’s citizens and traffic police have been at each others throats for some time now.
Attacking a police official is wrong, and you cannot go attacking them wherever you see them. The citizens will most probably see legal action taken against them. Also, Police needs to show restraint and not use their powers to oppress the public.