Rawalpindi: 3 policemen suspended over torture
RAWALPINDI: Waris Khan police on Friday registered a case against three police officials for torturing a citizen during custody, a police source said.
The source said that City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz ordered registration of cases against constables Shoaib Gulzar, Jamil and Sajid after the medical board declared that Imran Qureshi, 28, a resident of Chitian Hatian, had been tortured. The CPO had suspended Station House Officer (SHO) Abdus Sattar on April 2 for torturing the citizen.
Qureshi, a worker of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Youth Wing, was arrested on April 2 but no case was registered against him and during illegal detention he was tortured.
Later, when Qureshi’s condition deteriorated, the three constables shifted him to District Headquarters Hospital and escaped.
Qureshi moved court and pleaded constitution of a medical board to establish torture. The court constituted a medical board under supervision of DHQ Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Khalid Iqbal Malik. The medical report proved that the wounds on Qureshi’s body were not self-inflicted.
The CPO took action on the report and ordered suspension of the three constables. The SHO was not nominated in the FIR.