Lahore: Case against cop ordered
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered registration of a case against a police sub-inspector for torturing a citizen and keeping him in illegal detention. Petitioner Iftikhar through his counsel filed a habeas corpus petition, stating that Sub-Inspector Muhammad Sarwar of Kahna police station had illegally detained Iftikhar and brutally tortured him without having any proof against him.
After hearing preliminary arguments, Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu appointed a bailiff for the recovery of the detainee. Later the bailiff produced Iftikhar before the court after recovering him from the Kahna police station and informed the court that no case was registered against him.
Upon this, the court took the sub-inspector into court custody and summoned Deputy Inspector General of Police Ghulam Mahmood Dogr for explanation about the torture on the citizen.
Following the short notice, the DIG appeared before court and assured the court the strict action would be taken against the sub-inspector. The judge, after the assurance by DIG, released the sub-inspector from court custody and directed the DIG to take action against the sub-inspector within two weeks.