WATCH: 'Mobile snatcher' tortured, booked in 'fake' drug case in Peshawar

Published: August 12, 2018
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Hussain claims he was booked in a fake drug case. SCREENGRAB

Hussain claims he was booked in a fake drug case. SCREENGRAB

PESHAWAR: A video of an alleged mobile snatcher, who was tortured by local police in Peshawar, caused a stir on social media after being shared multiple times.

The man, Hussain, blames Banamarhi police for arresting and torturing him for several days inside a house, where other people were also kept ‘unlawfully’.

The video succinctly shows torture marks all over his body and has caused a public outcry over the performance of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police.

Hussain claims he was booked in a fake drug case.

K-P Directorate of Human Rights seeks report on torture, murder of minor in Mardan

CCPO Qazi Jamil has taken notice of the illegal confinement and torture allegations leveled on the K-P police. He formed a high level committee headed by SP Cantt Wasim Riaz and comprising DSP Fazal Wahid and DSP legal Rashid.

On the other hand, a police official of the Banamari police station told The Express Tribune, on the condition of anonymity, that the accused was a mobile phone snatcher and involved in the street crimes for which he was arrested and booked.

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    Aug 14, 2018 - 9:22AM

    Having fell victim to snatching incident myself, this is wrong. No torture please. Cut the hand instead.Recommend

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