The Rohri DSP, Khuda Bux Panhwar, was awarded ten years imprisonment and ordered to pay a Rs50,000 fine for torturing an accused man to death in Jacobabad City police station in 2006.
The verdict was announced by the district and sessions judge on Saturday, after which the DSP in question was taken into custody. In 2005, a nine-year-old boy, Hamza Mughal was kidnapped from within the limits of City police station, Jacobabad.
Panhwar, who at the time was posted as DSP City, arrested Abdul Ghaffar Shaikh on suspicion of his involvement in the boy’s kidnapping.
The boy’s body, however, was found near Sohrab Goth in Karachi and according to the police, it bore torture marks. Following the boy’s death, the DSP in question mercilessly tortured Shaikh, who resultantly died in prison. Shaikh’s brother, Nisar Shaikh, had registered an FIR against Panhwar, City SHO Mukhtiar Soomro and seven others.
The accused were all fined and were given chances to reconcile matters with Shaikh’s family, but his brother refused to forgive them.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 1st, 2012.
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