Faisalabad police manhandles woman

Express May 02, 2010

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Police was caught on tape while manhandling a woman in the Civil Lines Police Station.

The lady police of the police station was shown beating a woman in the presence of male police officials in Faisalabad.

The woman had allegedly misbehaved with the Sub-Inspector Raja Tauheed. Inspector Nasarullah Niazi was also present when the incident occured.

Incidents of police torture have still not come to an end despite the orders of the Punjab government.

Meanwhile, the Civil Lines Police Station SHO claimed that the video is of an incident that occured one and a half years ago.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued orders to arrest the police officials involved in the woman torture case in Faisalabad on Monday.

The court took a suo moto notice of the incident when it was aired on the news channels and summoned IG Punjab, CPO Faisalabad and other officials in the court today (Monday).

As the hearing proceeded, IG punjab told the court that the woman was not tortured in the police station. She was slightly pushed by a lady police official. The court then played the video of the incident which showed the torture clearly.

The court then asked the IG to register a case against the police officials involved in the incident. The court also reprimanded CPO Rao Sardar for misleading the court. Chief Justice observed that the video was shown on the television and it has caused bad image for the country.

The court was then told that Abida Hameed is due to arrive in the court in a short while. The court has adjourned the hearing till Abida reaches the court.

On the other hand, Faisalabad police claimed that the woman alleged to have been tortured and manhandled by them is actually a court absconder. Police said that Abida Hameed was accused in a case in August 2008.

A local court asked the police to arrest Abida after she failed to appear before the court several times. She is said to have registered six different bogus cases against the policemen in various police stations.

Police further claimed that she does not hold membership of district bar association.


Ahmad Raza Yasin | 12 years ago | Reply Not much has changed for the better in this country and I have grown old looking at things like this. I was thinking of leaving Pakistan for good 15 years ago and was not sure. I asked a friend for advice who had lived overseas for many years: he took me out on a busy street and asked to watch people's faces for 30 minutes. Then he asked; did you see any one smiling (answer zero)? How many did you see with depressed faces (answer almost 9 out of 10)? After this exercise, it was an easy decision. Fifteen years have passed and it seems to be geeting even worst.
TL | 12 years ago | Reply Yesterday, I was sitting at a tea shop, talking to my friend regarding CSS examinations to join the Customs Dept and a policeman sitting beside me interferes, "Bhaijan aap police join karein SP banein. Sir hamaray samnay tou fauj ki bhi nahin chalti. Humsay bara koi badmaash hai kia Pakistan mein?"
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