Expatriate engineer paralysed by police torture

Published: January 12, 2018
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Owais Abbasi was allegedly nominated in a case of firing on and kidnaping. PHOTO: FILE

Owais Abbasi was allegedly nominated in a case of firing on and kidnaping. PHOTO: FILE

HARIPUR: An expatriate engineer serving in Saudi Arabia was left paralysed after allegedly being brutally tortured by officials of City Police Station in Haripur while interrogating him in a kidnapping case.

Owais Abbasi was allegedly nominated in a case of firing on and kidnaping Khalid Rehman, the personal secretary of MPA Habibullah Khan Tarin.

City police had picked him up and allegedly subjected him to third degree after which he cannot move his limbs, said Owais’s brother Tufail Abbasi.

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DIG Saeed Waizr has already ordered action against the police officers concerned on the basis of a mediacl report of the victim, Tufail said.

He said that he had filed an application to the judicial magistrate stating “severe police torture had paralysed the limbs of my brother.”

On court orders, a medical board was constituted at the District Headquarters Hospital comprising Medical Superintendent Dr Angair Khan and Senior Medical Officer Surgeon Javaid Iqbal.

The board stated in its report that there was evidence of torture on the accused’s limbs and other body parts. The report has been submitted to the court.

Meanwhile in his application to DIG Hazara, Tufail said that police arrested his brother, Owais, in a baseless case filed by the plaintiff.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2018.

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