Karachi: Police detain man for Rs100m ‘ransom’
KARACHI: As reported by the Express Tribune on Wednesday, a woman, identified as Samina Ali Hassan Brohi, filed a case with the court of the District and Session Judge (East), Sadiq Hussain Bhatti, charging the Ferozabad Police with illegally detaining her husband, Ali Hassan Brohi.
On Tuesday, Mrs Brohi appeared before the court, where she claimed that she was headed for a family wedding to Nawabshah on October 7, when her husband’s friend, Sulaiman Memon, called her to inform her that Brohi had been arrested by DSP Irfan Bahadur.
Mrs Brohi immediately filed a petition with the court for her husband’s release, after which she got in touch with the Ferozabad Police.
They told her that her husband had made a deal worth Rs150 million and demanded that she pay the Police Rs100 million for his release.
When they did not receive the money till the following day, the policemen accused Brohi of being involved in drug peddling and sent him to prison, she submitted.
The same evening, Mrs Brohi received a phone call from a man identified as SP Rao Anwar, who threatened to implicate her husband in more crimes should she fail to paid the “ransom”.
Mrs Brohi said that although she had submitted a written application to the SHO Ferozabad, appealing for her husband’s release, the police had refused to initiate any proceedings in the matter, after which the court issued notices to the SHO Ferozabad and the district public prosecutor, demanding that they present themselves before the court on October 14.