Nowshera (Staff Report): The district police officer (DPO) Nowshera dismissed a traffic warden Waseem Sajjad for allegedly abusing an old man in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Nowshera district, a notification issued Friday said.

The traffic warden assaulted and kicked the elderly citizen in the back with full force when he failed to stop the old man outside the venue of the centenary celebrations of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F).

KP Inspector General Salahuddin Khan Mehsud ordered DPO Wahid Mehmood to present a report within 24 hours.

The IG ordered DPO Nowshera to dismiss the warden from service with immediate effect after the report was presented.

The DPO subsequently signed and issued the notification for the removal of the traffic warden from his post.

IG Mehsud in a statement said police are meant to serve the public and inhumane treatment with the public will not be tolerated at any cost.