Bahawalnagar: SI among 4 cops suspended; booked
BAHAWALNAGAR: The District Police Officer (DPO) suspended four cops including a sub–inspector for their alleged involvement in the death of a labourer. According to detail, the dead body of one Arshad, a resident of Luqman Meeroka was found from canal here the other day. He was allegedly tortured to death by the police officials. According to detail, Arshad’s family said that the deceased was arrested by Sub–Inspector Bashir on suspicion and demanded Rs100,000 as bribe for Arshad’s release. They, however, could not pay the amount at which the Donga Bonga Police officials allegedly tortured him to death and threw his dead body into canal which was found after four days. Later, his family staged a protest against the police highhandedness. Meanwhile, Bahawalnagar DPO Hameed Khosa took immediate action and ordered registration of a case against eight accused officials including a Sub–Inspector Bashir, three cops and four unidentified. The DPO also ordered suspension of the accused cops.