Citizens beat up cop on suspicion of robbery

Police officials say that the man was not a robber but residents accused him of having beaten a man.


Express February 01, 2011

FAISALABAD: On Kaleem Shaheed Road Marzi Pura Mor residents accused a Rezaabad Police official Naveed Anjum of robbery and handed him over to Ghulam Muhammadabad police on Sunday night.

Police officials said that the man was not a robber but residents accused him of having beaten a man and having exchanged harsh words with Imran, Umar and Bashir while frisking them at a police cordon without reason. Locals said that that when they saw what was happening they attacked Anjum. Senior superintendent police (SSP) Dr Usman Anwar has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

Eyewitnesses said that Naveed Anjum initially tried to arrest one of the persons at Marz Pura Mor accusing him of being involved in a recent robbery. Over resistance he called acting SHO Inspector Azam to the scene and tried to beat the man before residents seized the police official. Locals have said that they will protest if no action is taken against the cop, accusing him of being a robber.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2011.

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