Toba Tek Singh: Bribery case against 3 jail officials
TOBA TEK SINGH: The Anti–Corruption Establishment registered on Monday a case against the district jail assistant superintendent, a clerk and a warder for torturing prisoners to extract bribe from them. ACE officials said some prisoners had in a letter written to Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry alleged that assistant superintendent AshiqHussain, clerk Ahmed Ali and warderImdad Ali severely tortured them when they refused to give them bribe.
They further alleged that substandard meal was being provided to them while prisoners who offered bribe to these officials were extended many facilities, including the permission to use cell phones.
On the direction of the chief justice, the Toba district and sessions judge himself conducted an inquiry besides ordering the ACE to also hold the probe.
ACE deputy director RaiWajid Ali and circle inspector Ali ZaibSial recorded statements of prisoners and found the jail officials guilty of charges.
No arrest has so far been made.