Police officials arrested in Faisalabad torture case

Five police officials including SHO women police station, Zahida Tariq, were arrested on Wednesday.

Express May 05, 2010

FAISALABAD: Five police officials including SHO women police station, Zahida Tariq, were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly torturing a female accused in Faisalabad.

ASI Gulnaz, two women constables Bushra and Zahida and two others were arrested on the order of the Supreme Court.

Abida Hameed had filed an FIR in Rail Bazaar police station in this case. Some of police officials nominated in the FIR have not been arrested yet.

A three member inquiry committee formed by IG Punjab recorded statements of several police officials for the second day.  The inquiry committee failed to establish contact with Abida Hameed.

The committee will present its report to IG punjab today. Abida Hameed, the victim of police torture, earlier demanded judicial investigation into the matter as she did not have confidence on the departmental inquiry.


Adeel Janjua | 14 years ago | Reply The solution to dysfunctional institutions is reform, not handing them over to the Army. If the Rangers (manned by Army officers) is the solution to a decrepit police force, what is next? Should we once again, hand over the entire country to the military? Haven't we learned anything from the disasters wreaked by over three decades of army rule? The army has weakened civilian institutions, primarily to project itself as the ultimate guardian of internal order and external security.
Mirza Abeer | 14 years ago | Reply One of the most hated professional in our country is the Policeman. I vote to disband the whole police (useless) force and deploy rangers in the city with strict anti bribe measures in place. At least the rangers look up to the task as evident from the lack of pot-bellies and slouching posture commonly found on the people(police) we depend on to keep us safe.
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