Two policemen suspended for assaulting Karachi citizen after video goes viral

Published: October 3, 2017
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KARACHI: An ASI and a constable were suspended on Tuesday after a video of them assaulting a citizen in Karachi went viral, Express News reported.

On Monday, Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja ordered police officials involved in physically and verbally abusing a citizen to be suspended.

A citizen was beaten up by a police official part of a VIP protocol when he tried making a video of the protocol. The incident occurred on main Shahra-e-Faisal road, near Regent Plaza Hotel in Karachi.

The victim was making a video of the protocol while driving his car when an officer got off the police van, walked towards the victim’s car, hurled abuses and beat him up for making the video. “How dare you make a video, your father is going in that car [tera baap ja raha hai],” the policeman can be heard saying in the video.

Unfettered police use sticks and stones to break bones

The man, however, did not stop following the protocol and continued making a video, following which the protocol stopped again and police officials approached him once more.

Taking notice of the incident, AD Khawaja ordered police personnel to be suspended from duty. “SP Security 1 Malik Ahsan has been appointed as inquiry officer to look into the matter,” said spokesperson for central police office (CPO).

 

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  • Tanveer Kolachi
    Oct 3, 2017 - 11:13AM

    whose security was that? Recommend

  • illpopo
    Oct 3, 2017 - 12:02PM

    Making clips without permission involving general public and security forces must be discouraged. The clip making guy may have been live broadcasting the movement of squad that could have end up in a terrorist plot! Recommend

  • Jade
    Oct 3, 2017 - 12:04PM

    A good step ! however, the guys will be reinstated after some time. They need to be fired for assault and misuse of authority. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 3, 2017 - 12:57PM

    @illpopo: Are you from another planet?!! It is a public road and that individual is a public servant. More importantly his/her guards had no right to physically assault anyone. Period. Then again, it is a reflection of that state of our affairs unfortunately.Recommend

  • Paindoo
    Oct 3, 2017 - 1:00PM

    Just an eyewash! They will be re-instated after public has forgotten about the incident.Recommend

  • irfan shamim farooqui
    Oct 3, 2017 - 2:25PM

    But why he was making a video? The driver act is also wrong because it may use in the terrorist activity. Both driver and police officer(s) are responsible. Recommend

  • Shahid iqbal
    Oct 3, 2017 - 2:37PM

    @illpopo:
    You are watching too much James Bond movies, wake up its real life bro!Recommend

  • Abdul jabbar
    Oct 3, 2017 - 8:54PM

    @illpopo:
    Are
    These VIP’s are heavenly bodies? Why every time they go in a caravan of action movies. Because these leaders has no roots in public. They are the sins of our acts. Because the citizens of big city ,and mainly educated one avoid to cast their votes,and only cry that there is no good for people. The results of every elections shows that only 26 to 30 percent vote casted in urban areas . And it is less than this percentage, but the credibility of an election only made by showing 26/30 percent vote casting. Because it is a condition of constitution of Pakistan. Recommend

  • usman
    Oct 4, 2017 - 10:32AM

    he is a public servent only, he has no right to do such kind of act.
    MISUSE OF AUTHORITY. Recommend

  • Thora Bora
    Oct 4, 2017 - 5:48PM

    Acknowledge the sharp eyes of security officials. If he want to show the VIP protocol then he should do it in proper way, not undercover. He must should be interrogated. Recommend

  • Nauman
    Oct 5, 2017 - 3:46AM

    I’ve seen people commenting on social media that the person was on the wrong side of the law as he was making an unsolicited video, and that was the reason the security guy got upset, and it’s the same stance this article has taken here by quoting the security person, “How dare you make a video, your father is going in that car”. This is totally incorrect.

    If you listen to the video carefully, the first sentence uttered by the security guy was “Why are you pushing in the car’s bum [Gari ki * mein kio ghus raha hay], your father is going in that car [Tera baap ja raha hay]”.

    So for all those law abiding ignorant, who think the guy making the video was wrong, please do listen and think. Its a normal routine of these security personnel, either be Rangers or Police.

    I use to live next to a Rangers Headquarter established on occupied land of a Uni Hostel. Every time some officers of there had to go out, these guys used to block and secure the whole area. I mean seriously, if you guys are so afraid for your own selves then why did you chose to serve the country as a guard for the people of the same country. Recommend

  • Mohamma amjad
    Nov 1, 2017 - 10:25PM

    To the car driver who was fliming the cops. To not work unpaid. Recommend

  • Ali
    Nov 4, 2017 - 5:03PM

    No vip protocolRecommend

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