Nephew of a member of the Punjab assembly, Tahir Randhawa, from Laiyyah, slapped an on-duty traffic police officer. His nephew’s name is Fahad Randhawa. The incident happened over a motorcycle parking dispute, on Thursday. Tahir Randhawa contested the elections as an independent candidate and later joined Pakistan Thereek-e-Insaf.
PTI MPA Tahir Randhawa’s nephew slapped a policeman in uniform
The incident took place in a market near AZAM Chawk in Layyah, on Thursday. Where Fahad Randhawa came for shopping. He parked his motorbike in a spot where parking wasn’t allowed. And no parking was clearly mentioned. The on-duty traffic police officer, Asad Raza, asked him to move his bike from the no-parking zone. But clearly, the MPA’s nephew considered himself to be above the rules and regulation and denied to comply.
Upon the traffic police officer’s insistence, Fahad Randhawa humiliated and slapped the officer after a verbal spat. The video of the disheartened traffic warden, crying helplessly over his humiliation went viral on social media.
Later the traffic police officers refused to perform their duties to protest against the MPA’s nephew, and an FIR was registered against a man named Shahid Randhawa and the bully Fahad Randhawa.
Twitter reacted to the incident:
MPA,s Nephew slap this police officer in public. Being helpless he is mourning and shedding tears .
Incident took place in District Layyah.
ڈیوٹی پر موجود پولیس کانسٹیبل کو لیہ میں ایم پی اے کے بھانجے نے تھیٹر مارے ۔ pic.twitter.com/n7n397afUd
— خرم (@POLICE_FEHMI) May 31, 2019
The incident stirred quite a rage on social media, people clearly are not having the elite play god. They asked for strict actions to be taken against the spoiled nephew of the MPA. Even better he should be slapped in public too.
Sir I appreciate the action lekin kiya jo thapar mara gea ha or es ki izaat nafs majroo howa ha wo kesy wapis ae ga??? Seniors can allow this cop to slap him front of public same as he did. Neya Pakistan ha na tu esa he hona chaheye ha. Gunda raj khatam karo.
— Hussnain Zafar (@Ali_Husssnain) May 31, 2019
The Twitter crowd called for strict action against the MPA and they want PTI to set an example,
ایم پی اے کسی بھی پارٹی کا ہو اس کو اُٹھا باہر پھینک دیں ایسے ایم پی ایز ہی جمہوریت کے منہ پر طمانچہ ہیں اس کے بھانجے نے یا اس نے پولیس والے کے منہ پر نہیں جمہوریت کے منہ پر طمانچے مارے ہیں کچھ خوف کریں خدا کا لیہ لاوارث ہے کیا ۔۔۔حکام بالا نوٹس کیوں نہیں لے رہے
— 🌹Ghayyur غیّورنقوی🌹 (@Naqvighayyur) May 31, 2019
Slapping a police officer is equal to challenging the writ of the state
پولیس کو تھپڑ ایسے ہی ہے جیسے PTM والوں نے فوج پر فائرنگ کی ہے دونوں نے ریاست پر حملہ کیا ہے اور سزا بھی ایک جیسی ہونی چائیے۔
— Mohammad Zubair 🇵🇰 (@zubairmoughal) May 31, 2019
This guy who suggested a penalty of 4 years and a fine for Fahad Randhawa
The officer was acting in the course of his duty, MPA's nephew should be charged for assaulting a police officer, the maximum penalty in this case atleast 4 years & compensation no less than Rs 500,000 should be ordered to be paid to the victim. https://t.co/kjNG7ZeMye
— Bhensa (@bhensaa) May 31, 2019
They hoped for a society where everybody is respected and treated equally, regardless of their social status…
Every now & then, there's an incident when someone disrespected a traffic police officer or a police guard. I long for that day when all the uniforms will be equally respected in our country. How humiliated he must have felt to broke down into tears like that. https://t.co/2vrkawFCYQ
— Ushnaa Tayyab (@_roohdaar_) May 31, 2019
They empathized with the young traffic warden…
Just imagine being a full grown man. Imagine being in uniform and have the toughest job in the country, the burden of responsibility on you. Now imagine being hit that it makes you cry and leaves you helpless.
Please take care of them. They are heroes too. They deserve more.
— . (@Angusworm) May 31, 2019
In a nutshell,
In a country like Pakistan where the venom of VIP culture has seeped through the society, incidents like these are bound to happen. It’s high time that the state should treat all the citizen equally and guard their rights. MPA Tahir Randhawa and his nephew should face the consequences of their action.