Public humiliation: Six cops accused of parading couple in custody for 14 days

Police begin investigating the case.


Our Correspondent August 06, 2012

SUKKUR: Six policemen charged with parading a man and a woman naked in Gambat have been sent to the judicial lockup for 14 days to give police time to investigate the crime.

Cases were registered against them by the Gambat police on orders from the Sukkur DIG, Dr Ameer Ahmed Shaikh, with Khairpur SSP Irfan Baloch conducting the case.

Former Gambat SHO Khair Mohammad Samejo, ASIs Raheem Bux Jamro and Ameer Ali Shar and constables Ghulam Raza Sial, Abdul Latif Junejo and Ghulam Akbar Khaskheli were produced in the court of the civil judge and judicial magistrate on Monday.

According to the police, Jamro, Sial, Shar, Khaskheli and Junejo were arrested on Saturday night, while Samejo was arrested late Sunday night.

Talking to The Express Tribune from the lockup, Samejo said that he was not part of the contingent which raided a man, MM’s, house on July 28. He added that he was not responsible for parading the couple naked to the police station. He claimed that there was no concrete proof against him and that the media was deliberately implicating him in the case.

Previous cases against Samejo

Samejo has a reputation for using ‘unorthodox’ methods while arresting and interrogating suspects. While he was posted at Lakhi Ghulam Shah police station, he was accused of threading a string through the nose of a man named Sonu Jatoi and for unleashing his pet monkey on him while he was tied up. Samejo has denied all accusations.

In another case he was accused of the same thing. Replying to a question about putting the string through the nose of Imam Din Chijjan whilst posted at Salehpat police station, Samejo said that it was all fabricated. He had appealed against a petition filed against him in the Sindh High Court’s Sukkur bench by Chijjan.

Due to this petition, a restriction was placed upon him from being posted as SHO to any police station. He had appealed against the verdict of the high court in the Supreme Court and won, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2012.

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