KARACHI: Landhi Police Station House Officer (SHO) Saadat Butt was suspended on Friday morning by District Korangi SSP Junaid Ahmed Shaikh, and a case was registered against him for kidnapping a young man, identified as Fayyaz, from the area and demanding ransom.
The case against Butt was registered at Landhi police station on behalf of Fayyaz’s father, Muhammad Qasim. After Saadat Butt’s suspension, SHO Ahmed Butt was appointed as the new chief.
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SSP Junaid ordered the newly appointed SHO to register a case after Fayyaz's family, along with dozens of supporters staged a protest outside the police station against the incident. When the police failed to disperse the protesters, Rangers reached the site to control the situation.
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Earlier last week, the Pirabad SHO found himself in hot water after he allegedly beat up a court staffer. SHO Ijaz Brohi was removed from his post and an inquiry was launched at the behest of West district judge Ghulam Mustafa Memon.
Imran, a court stenographer, contended that he was on his way home in the Pirabad area on Sunday when he encountered a water shortage protest.
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