The court of West Judicial Magistrate has ordered the Inspector General of Prisons to carry out an inquiry into reports of prison police taking bribes from inmates.
West Judicial Magistrate Shafqat Hussain Solangi in Karachi City Court heard the petition of a prisoner who told the court that the jail police take bribe for producing the inmates before the court.
“Those who do not have the money are tied up with 10 prisoners and brought to the court. Whereas those who grease palm of police are brought separately with only three or four prisoners,” the prisoner contended and requested the court to order the police not to take bribes from poor inmates.
The West Judicial Magistrate remarked that the matter should be investigated and a report should be submitted.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2021.
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