Hyderabad: Cops held for power abuse
HYDERABAD: A former SHO of Gambat town and a police constable were arrested on Monday under directives of the Sindh High Court’s Hyderabad circuit bench on charges of abusing authority and illegally detaining four women and two minor children.
A special division bench of the court, comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Irfan Saadat Khan, had a day before issued non-bailable arrest warrants for SHO Imdad Mallah and constable Talib Hussain who made three successive raids on the houses of petitioners, Dildar Hussain and Miandad.
The policemen were in the court when they were put under arrest by DPO of Hyderabad Munir Sheikh.
The petitioners had complained to the court that a team of Gambat police had picked up 10 of their relatives, including women and children and seized cattle and cash after raids on their houses in Sheedi Goth, Nasim Nagar on Nov 11.
The detainees were later recovered and produced in court by police.
Gambat police had raided the petitioners’ houses under supervision of the SPO of Pir Jo Goth and failed to keep its record in Khairpur or Hyderabad.
The first raiding team picked up Ali Hassan, Baqar, Qaim and Daud alias Mauladad. SHO Imdad Mallah carried out the second raid and picked up Ms Gul Jan, Ms Sakina, Ms Zarina and Ms Saeeda and minor children Veer and Mubeen and took them away to Khairpur. The third raiding party took away livestock and household articles.