Faisalabad: 31 booked in woman torture case
FAISALABAD: As the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) turned the heat on the police officers involved in torturing a woman at the Civil Lines Police Station two years ago, the Rail Bazaar Police Station registered a case against 31 people, including two Superintendents of Police (SP) and three Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) Tuesday, the Dawn News reported Wednesday. The police officials against whom the case has been filed include SP Asghar Ali Yousaf Zai, SP Sarfraz Alpa, DSP Tasneem Sabir, DSP Saleem Warraich, DSP (ACE) Mumtaz Deo, inspector Hafiz Irfan, inspector Nasrullah Niazi, SHO Zahida Tariq, ASIs Gulnaz and Rohi, sub-inspectors Raja Tauheed, Mian Akram and Rana Asim. These cops were booked under Sections 337-K, 354, 365, 506 and 155-C of the Police Order. The victim, Dr Abid Hameed, had alleged that Raja Tauheed hit her with a pistol and she fell on the ground while SHO Zahida slapped her on the face and bundled her into a car on August 6, 2008. She further alleged that she was taken to the police station where she was subjected to torture.