ISLAMABAD – Police on Monday registered a case against a motorcyclist, who was hit by a vehicle of a US diplomat Sunday night, after finding him guilty of neglecting driving.
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 police said that the motorcyclist, who also received injuries, did not stop and give way to the vehicle coming from his right side.
Police also filed a case against the chief security officer of the US embassy in Islamabad, Taimoor Pirzada, for attacking and misbehaving with personnel following the accident.
Pirzada has been accused of trying to bar the police from shifting the car and driver, identified as Chad Rex Ausburn, Second Secretary at US embassy in Islamabad, to police station.
On Sunday night, the American diplomat station in Islamabad rammed his vehicle into a bike in the capital city, injuring two riders.
The incident occurred Sunday night near Secretariat Chowk at the Constitution Avenue when the US diplomat identified as Chad Rex Ausburn, Second Secretary at US embassy in Islamabad crashed his vehicle, Toyota jeep (QN-374 ICT), into a motorcycle being ridden by two persons.
The riders named Nazakat Aslam son of Muhammad Aslam, a permanent resident of Muzaffarabad, and an employee of Motamar Al-Almi Islami, and Muhammad Waseem son of Jan Muhammad sustained injuries in the road accident. Both bikers were shifted to the PIMS hospital after police reached the spot.
Following the incident, Ausburn locked himself in his vehicle and later he let the police officials inside the car. The police took the diplomat and his vehicle into custody and they were at the Secretariat police until a report of the incident was registered.