60 charged for assaulting Rawalpindi education officials

On Thursday, in Rawalpindi, over sixty education department members, including teachers, clerks, and sanitation workers, were charged with violence, assaulting and hindering authorities from executing their responsibilities, wounding them, and robbing them of cash.

On the other hand, the police arrested 19 teachers and presented them to a magistrate for a two-day detention order.

According to an investigating officer, eight additional individuals named in the FIR have applied for pre-arrest release while the search for the remaining individuals continues.

On the complaint of Mohammad Azam, the chief executive officer (CEC) of the District Education Authority, an FIR was filed against more than sixty people, 32 of whom were identified.

According to the complaint, he came to the District Education Authority headquarters on Murree Road on Thursday to assume the position of a chief executive officer, following the deputy commissioner’s instructions.

He said that he and Mohammad Asif, the assistant district education officer, were ambushed and assaulted by 30 teachers, clerks, and other staff members, including sweepers. Mr. Azam asserted that the assailants also stole Rs70,000.

He noted that he and Mr. Asif were reinstated to their former positions by the current administration after being transferred by the previous administration.

On Thursday, police used batons on teachers and clerks opposing Mr. Azam’s appointment as CEO.