RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi police Saturday suspended a police officer at the Mandra Police Station and launched an inquiry against him for allegedly sexually harassing a woman.
RS*, a resident of Gujar Khan, had accused Sub-Inspector (SI) Mazhar Ikram of harassing her in a bid to stop her from pursuing a criminal case which she had lodged against the brother of the police official.
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The woman appeared before City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan during an open public hearing on Saturday and complained that she had registered a case against Muhammad Imran on July 25, 2016, over a dispute they had.
She added that SI Ikram, a brother of the Imran, had allegedly barged into her house at 2:30am. He allegedly held her hostage at gunpoint and tried to rape her.
The complainant also told the CPO that SI Mazhar had threatened to implicate her in a bogus narcotics case if she continued to pursue a criminal case against his brother.
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She further told CPO Khan that SI Ikram allegedly threatened to implicate her in false cases if she continued to pursue the case against Imran.
After hearing the complaint, the CPO suspended SI Ikram and removed him from his duties and ordered a departmental inquiry against him.
*Name withheld to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2017.