Rule of law: Case sought against policemen for wrongful detention

Police demanded Rs60,000 for my release, petitioner says.


Our Correspondent June 06, 2015
PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Saturday sought comments from the Nishtar Colony SHO on a petition seeking the registration of a case against some policemen for wrongfully detaining a citizen and taking bribes from him.

Petitioner Khalid Masih stated that Assistant Sub Inspector Muhammad Khan Bajwa, Constable Javed and several other policemen had raided his home, asking about his father Saleem Masih.

“When I told them that my father had gone to work, they took me to the police station and beat me up. My relatives reached the station when they heard about my arrest. The policemen demanded Rs60,000 for my release. They threatened to implicate me in the Youhanabad riots if they were not paid. After much bargaining, we gave them Rs5,000 on the spot and promised to give them the rest within a few days. I was then set free,” Khalid said.

He requested the court to direct the SHO to register an FIR against the policemen for wrongful detention and demanding and receiving bribes.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2015.

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