A court has ordered an FIR to be registered against an inspector and three other policemen accused of harassing a woman and her family, as well as, looting valuables from them.
The woman, Huma, stated in her application forwarded to the Sindh home secretary, IGP Sindh, DIG Central Jail and SHO of the Super Market police station, that the police had arrested her husband, Javed Hussain, and implicated him in a false case. She alleged that an inspector, Sohail Khan, and three other policemen barged into her house at around 3am on November 8 this year and handcuffed her husband.
The policemen started looting valuables and when her brother and uncle put up a fight against them, the inspector scooped up her one-month-old son and put a gun to his head, Huma claimed, adding that later the inspector harassed her also.
The applicant stated the policemen took away valuable items, including gold, cash, an LCD TV and a computer. “Khan [also] threatened to kill my husband if I complained.”
The police have not registered a case against the inspector and three other policemen even after she had moved the application to the higher authorities on November 9, the woman’s lawyer, Nasir Ahmed, stated in a district and sessions court. The district and sessions judge, Central, Shaukat Memon, summoned the SHO, ordering him to register an FIR against the accused policemen and then report the matter to court.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2012.