Khan was speaking after meeting riot victims. “I am not at all happy with the police action. I have sought a judicial inquiry,” he said.
Four members of the minority community died in police firing to control the mob Sunday. The community complained police acted in a biased manner hurling religious taunts while shooting and beating up people, including women.
Police allegedly targeted local media. A journalist and a cameraman of a TV channel were assaulted, while another reporter was threatened.
State Minorities Commission chairman Munaf Hakeem, who also visited the riot-affected areas, said state police seemed to treat people as enemies rather than citizens.
“This is not a good precedent.” Police defended the action saying they were singled out for attack.
“Injuries to police tell the story. I cannot recollect another such attack,” DGP (law & order) Javed Ahmed said. He has been asked to conduct a departmental inquiry into the conduct of police during the riots.
Ahmed said the state will take a slew of measures, including increasing police presence on the ground, in the next few days.
Meanwhile, curfew continued in the riot-affected areas.