Lahore: Cop held for torturing citizen
LAHORE: A police official of Garden Town Police Station was arrested for torturing a citizen, minutes after the incident came into the knowledge of SP Model Town on Sunday, sources said.
Informed sources said the victim Rehmat Ali, resident of Garden Town, approached the police station to receive his bike, which was impounded during Ashura when a Moharrar Nawazish Ali demanded bribe.
“Rehmat refused to do so on which Nawazish started abusing him, who retaliated and urged the constable to avoid indulging his family into the matter which further infuriated the constable,” they further said.
“In the meantime, the SP Model Town Rana Ayyaz Saleem approached the site and directed his subordinates to lodge a formal case against the accused official.”
Another police source added in fact the constable had handed over this bike to his friend during Ashura, who destroyed the bike in an accident.
“The petrol tank of the bike was empty and when Rehmat asked about this from Nawazish who not only tortured him severely but further demanded bribe,” he added.