Punjab police official suspended for flashing woman

Incident occurred when the woman protested against alleged high handedness of police officials


News Desk August 02, 2021
Police officials deployed at the Lahore High Court (LHC). PHOTO: EXPRESS

A case was registered against an official of the Punjab Police for flashing a woman and verbally abusing her and two other men in public.

The case was registered after a video of the incident, which took place in the Baba Jatt area of Bhagatpura, went viral on social media a few days ago.


In the video, the Shadbagh police official could be seen exposing himself in front of the woman who was sitting in the police van to protest against the alleged highhandedness of the police officials after they arrested two individuals.

In another video of the incident, the policemen were seen dragging the two men towards their van parked in the same street. The woman, who was apparently related to the two men, had entered the police vehicle to protest the arrest.

At this point, a policeman, who was continuously cussing, flashed his genitals. However, he was taken away by his colleagues immediately and the van drove away along with the woman.

Responding to the video of the incident, the official Twitter handle of the Punjab Police stated that the said official has been suspended from service on the orders of the police chief, Inam Ghani.

According to the statement, the police official -- whose name was not shared – will be dismissed from service and convicted as well.

“What is a crime for others is a crime for a police officer too,” it added.

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