Published: Tue, May 01, 2018

Two People on Motorcycle Injured By US Embassy Official in Islamabad

Two People on Motorcycle Injured By US Embassy Official in Islamabad

This is the second incident wherein a USA diplomat was involved in a road accident this month. "The diplomat initially refused to come out of the vehicle but upon the police's arrival, he stepped out and identified himself", reported Dawn News.

The diplomat driving the Toyota is said to be Second Secretary Chad Rex Ausburn.

The FIR claimed that Pirzada attacked and misbehaved with the Station House Officer Abdul Sattar - who is the complainant - and tried to stop police from shifting the vehicle and its driver involved in the accident to the station.

The FIR was lodged in Secretariat police station against the bike rider, identified as Nazakat Islam, under the Section Section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) of the Pakistan Penal Code, holding him responsible for the accident.

The federal capital's police stated that the motorcyclist did not stop and give way to the vehicle coming from his right side, hence, he is at fault.

The two Pakistani men involved in Sunday's incident suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

The police official, who were on duty nearby, took him and his vehicle into custody and shifted them to the Secretarial police station for legal action. He was later taken into police custody and shifted to the Secretariat police station where his vehicle was impounded and Ausburn's cards were also taken for verification.

He said the driver was taken to a police station and would be released after the Foreign Ministry confirms his diplomatic status.

Reports state that the us envoy is still in police custody, awaiting the verification and confirmation of diplomatic immunity. In the wake of that incident, Pakistan's authorities have sought to bar Hall from leaving the country.

An FIR was lodged against United States embassy security officer, Taimur Iqbal Pirzada, for pushing around policemen, including the duty officer. The incident strained ties between Pakistan and US Davis was led out of the country after blood money was paid to the families of the victims.

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