Gulberg police have registered a case against 16 officials including the anti-narcotics station house officer for allegedly torturing a man arrested in a narcotics case and depriving him of cash and valuables.
The arrest was ordered by a court on Friday following a complaint filed by Sher Khan, son of Zaheer Khan, the detained man.
The report of a medical examination of the suspect carried out at Faisalabad district headquarters (DHQ) hospital stated there were 25 wounds on his body. The report said it appeared that the suspect had been severely beaten with a rod. Sher Khan submitted in his complaint that Zaheer was arrested from his cousin’s house in Mohallah Rehmanpura, Faisalabad, on October 29. He said his father had gone to Faisalabad for medical treatment.
The raid was carried out by Anti-Narcotics SHO Farooq Azam and other officials including Sub Inspectors Muhammad Akbar, Ali Asghar, Head Constable Muhammad Ashraf and Constables Qaisar Mehmood and Naeem over a complaint filed against Raees Pathan, the family’s former domestic servant. Sher Khan said the charges against his father were false. He said the officials had taken away cash, prize bonds worth Rs350,000 and other valuables.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2012.