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Why did navy, police personnel clash in Karachi?

Video of the Hub River Road fight has gone viral

SAMAA | - Posted: May 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: May 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 8 months ago

A fight broke out between personnel of the Pakistan Navy and Karachi Police on the Hub River Road Monday.

A video of the clash has gone viral on social media. It shows the navy and police personnel attacking each other with batons.

The matter has been resolved after the intervention of high-ups from both the institutions. SAMAA Digital spoke to officials about what actually happened on the Hub River Road.

According to Keamari SSP Fida Hussain Janwari, the police have established a checkpoint on the Hub River Road to prevent picnickers from heading to the seaside.

“The Sindh government has restricted entry to recreational sites, including the seaside, to control the spread of COVID-19 in the city,” SSP Janwari said. “To implement the orders, we have established checkpoints at various locations.”

He, however, said the fight between the navy and police personnel was a "result of confusion". "The matter has been resolved on the intervention of high-ups from both sides,” the police officer said.

A Pakistan Navy spokesman told SAMAA Digital that a naval officer was on his way to his residence near the Nathia Gali beach, when the police stopped him.

The naval officer told the policemen that they were not picnickers and going to their residence, according to spokesman. But the cops didn't allow them.

Related: Video of fight between police, navy personnel goes viral on internet

“In the meantime, navy personnel in the area reached the spot and tried to reason with the policemen,” the spokesman said.

“After a heated exchange, the two sides started hitting each other with batons and weapons they were carrying.”

The spokesman also shared another video clip. It showed a man, who was said to be a naval officer, sitting inside a car, with a woman in the passenger seat.

The video was shot by someone sitting at the back, but it doesn't confirm the exact number of passengers.

The vehicle is surrounded by the police at the checkpoint. A policeman initially knocks at the window and signals the naval officer to step out.

It shows another policeman filming the vehicle and people sitting inside it.

The naval officer attempts to run away from the scene, but a police jawan intercepts the car. An angry policeman comes to the driver's side and tries to open the door, while another tries to drag the naval officer out of the vehicle but he's stopped by other cops.

The naval officer then parks the vehicle and steps out. The video shows him speaking to someone on the phone. The officer appears to be calling navy personnel to the spot.

The matter has been taken up with naval authorities and they have assured of an inquiry into it, South DIG Javed Akbar Riaz told SAMAA Digital.

“At the same time, we are also holding an enquiry to ascertain the cause of the clash and fix responsibility,” DIG Riaz added.

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7 Comments

  1. Love  May 25, 2021 10:43 pm/ Reply

    Love is the way to live this and next life properly. Good & others love you, please forsake all, everyone and your life, selling all and giving to the poor, then work for J not $, share the truth of J to all people with others in love, and get vaccinated asap take both doses as only 2 weeks after the 2nd dose you have full vaccination, use a mask with vaccination to protect those without vaccines in case you carry any residue virus in you, Eat and exercise healthy to avoid clots and issues! Don’t take the mark of the beast, it’s NOT a covid vaccine or mask, but maybe a microchip or quantum implant. USA is the Babylon almost for sure to be destroyed in one hour with fire. Luke 14 :25-33 and Matthew 6 :24-33 and John 17:21 and Revelation 13 :16-17 and 14 :9-11 and Revelation 17 :15-18 and 18 :8-10.

  2. MH  May 25, 2021 11:30 pm/ Reply

    Why could not Navy office behave like a gentleman, he should have come out of the car and introduce himself and explained his reason to travel in that direction. Lack of officer like manners on the part of Navy officer.

    • AKRAM  May 27, 2021 12:16 am/ Reply

      Baby plz come out of professorship mind and stop blaming armed forces on drop of hint… and try to read the news report less casually. It was police fault. Okay. Now be a gentleman and apologize and comment on gentlemanly police should behave!

    • AWM  May 28, 2021 11:30 am/ Reply

      Well according to your comment, I am assuming that you have not watched the video yet, also it might be a possibility that you live in some foreign country and are not aware of the ground realities of Pakistan. But if you have watched the video and also live in Pakistan, then things do not go the way you are telling in this part of the world. Police are extremely abusive and ill mannered. Whatever beating they got by the Naval police is totally justified and I hope that all these police personnel who were involved would have learned some lesson from it, otherwise they’ll get trashed once again by someone.

    • Salman  June 1, 2021 5:47 pm/ Reply

      totally agreed ,

      why arm forces people think they are supper hero’s , attitude like they are from other planet

      5 crore people deal by this police , why they can’t manage arm forces people just because they are more powerfull ?

      in this case , we will go with police.

      SHAME TO NAVY PERSONS

  3. CA  May 27, 2021 12:13 am/ Reply

    Dear @MH If you would hav me bothered to read the news report a little less casually you would have noticed how it transpires …. May be he did all what you are saying. Came out like a gentleman and introduced himself and told the reason why he is going in that direction. Remained polite. Didn’t assault ..didn’t abuse…didn’t make a scene. Rather reported the matter to his seniors who also need grooming and training in gentlemanly behaviour (as per your mindset) who sent navy ersonnels who came and reasoned with police who still didn’t let me go in that direction. So maybe now in your next comment. You will behave like a gentleman and direct all the need for gentlemanly behaviour and training on how to deal with public to Sindh Police Checkpoints men. Okay baby? Good!

  4. Shan  June 1, 2021 5:48 pm/ Reply

    totally agreed ,

    why arm forces people think they are supper hero’s , attitude like they are from other planet

    5 crore people deal by this police , why they can’t manage arm forces people just because they are more powerfull ?

    in this case , we will go with police.

    SHAME TO NAVY PERSONS

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