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.
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.