The Police command has commended the seemingly drunk Police officer who had an altercation with Mazabuka central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo at Petroda filling station in Chilanga, for the discipline and restraint he displayed under extreme provocation.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has since warned members of the public against attacking Police officers while carryout their official duties.
Ms Katongo says Police have since instituted investigations into the matter, as the police officer in question has reported that he was beaten and roughed up by an identified individual.
She says it is an offence to beat, rough up or indeed embarrass a law enforcement officer carrying out police duties.
Ms Katongo states that members of the public should note that in accordance with Section 23 of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 88, Police officers are at liberty to stop, search and detain any vessel, aircraft or vehicle in or upon which there is reason to suspect that anything stolen or unlawfully obtained may be found.
She states that the Police officer was therefore within the confines of the law to demand to search Mr Nkombo’s vehicle.