K-P police tortures, parades man naked on film

Rights activist have asked K-P Chief Minster Mahmood Khan to take notice of the incident and terminate those involved


​ Our Correspondent June 24, 2020
PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR:

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police tortured and paraded a head waiter of a marriage hall naked, and filmed the entire incident, allegedly after he abused senior police officials in an intoxicated state.

The police officials released the video of the incident on social media, causing an uproar from journalists and human rights activists.

Some likened the K-P police behaviour to the mistreatment by law enforcement personnel in the United States who mistreat the country's African-American citizens in the same manner.

The rights activist have asked the K-P Chief Minster Mahmood Khan to take notice of the incident and terminate those involved.

Member of the National Assembly Mohsin Dawar said, “Shocked at the way Amir from Tehkaal is being treated by K-P Police. Should verbal irreverence towards Police high-ups be responded with such torture & humiliation?”

According to Peshawar SSP, an investigation was underway but wouldn't comment without having full knowledge of the issue prior to knowing the issue.

According to reports, friends of the intoxicated head waiter of the marriage hall asked him “what would you do if the police arrived?”

Later, he started abusing ranked officers of the K-P police and was arrested after which he was filmed being paraded nude and tortured.

Following the uproar on social media, K-P police suspended the four police officials involved on the grounds of "gross misconduct".

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