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Sindh IG orders inquiry into alleged police torture

Sindh IG orders inquiry into alleged police torture

KARACHI: The IGP Sindh has ordered an inquiry against those policemen who allegedly detained a citizen and subjected him to torture while in custody before releasing him after extracting money, officials said on Monday.

SITE SP Asif Ahmed Bughio told Dawn that preliminary probe revealed that SITE police detained the citizen, Abdul Malik, a shopkeeper, from Ittehad Town two days ago and kept him in police custody where he was allegedly tortured and only released after money was paid.

The officer said that so far the torture victim has not approached the police to lodge a case. IGP Sindh A.D. Khowaja took notice of the incident after it was highlighted by the media.

Mr Khowaja directed DIG West to submit a detailed inquiry report about the incident. The IG also sought an immediate explanation from SSP West.

The provincial police chief said that not only should action be taken against the policemen who subjected the citizen to torture but departmental action should also be taken against the supervisory officer of the police in the area.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2017

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