A police officer who paraded a couple, accused of adultery, naked to the police station was suspended on Saturday.
Earlier on July 28, a team of police officials in the town of Gambat, led by Station House Officer (SHO) Khair Mohammad Samejo arrested a man and two women and charged them with intentions of committing adultery.
A video clip on Saturday, however, purportedly revealed that the law enforcers, led by SHO Samejo, paraded the man and one of the women naked while escorting them to the police station. Locals tried to stop this by helping them put their clothes back on, but the police prevented them from doing so.
On July 30, the accused were produced in court and their bail pleas were accepted. After the issue was taken up by the media, action was taken against SHO Samejo who was subsequently reverted and suspended.
According to sources in the area, Mumtaz often invited escorts to his house, despite strong complaints from his neighbours.
The sources also alleged that SHO Samejo is known for adopting notorious measures for punishing the accused.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2012.