Karachi: Case registered against cops for torturing a man
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Tuesday, the Sindh High Court has directed the DIG of investigation to get a criminal case registered against the police officials accused of torturing and injuring a suspect in their custody. A division bench headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Monday also directed the chief police investigator to initiate departmental proceedings against the accused.
Petitioner Parveen Taj approached the court against the arrest of her son, Kamran Awan, who she claimed had sustained an injury in the chest while being in police custody. She stated in her petition that her son was arrested and implicated in a criminal case at the instigation of a man, Ashraf, who used to tease her young daughters.
On Monday, ASI Zulfiqar Haider of the Anti-car Lifting Cell (ACLC) stated that Kamran Awan was arrested on July 16 by SI Abdur Razzak of North Nazimabad police and later on July 17, the suspect was given in his custody for investigation in a case. ASI Haider further stated that on Aug 3, the suspect was remanded in judicial custody.
The bench in its order said: “It appears that while in custody of ACLC the accused Kamran Khan has suffered the injury.” Directing the DIG of investigation to register a case against the accused, the bench asked him to submit a compliance report in the court within a month.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.