SC orders arrest of cops involved in torture

Express May 03, 2010

ISLAMABAD: 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.


ishaque anjum @ jalalpur jattan Gujrat | 13 years ago | Reply for what we have elected our MPAs and MNAs and governament with a motto of serving the masses. this should have been done by the chief minister or his task force or anybody who is somebody in the punjab ruling elite. DO NOT BURDEN the courts with these cases which are the prime responsibility of the governament to solve. VOTE for corrupt pliticians and their poodles results this type of incidents. how shamelessly the police is puting the blame on the victim. Even if she is guilty then by no standards she should be treated like this.
Sultan Ahmed | 13 years ago | Reply It has been shown to it has been see also there is no further need to investigation the persons responsible to the incident liable to sentence according to law.
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