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Monday, May 3, 2010

SC reprimands Punjab Police over maltreatment with woman in Faisalabad

ISLAMABAD, May 03 : The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday warned Inspector General of the Punjab Police, Tariq Saleem Dogar during hearing of a suo moto case regarding manhandling of a woman at the hands of police in Faisalabad.

According to details, Inspector General of the Punjab Police, Tariq Saleem Dogar, CPO Faisalabad Rao Sardar were also present in the hearing.

The Chief Justice Chaudhry reprimanded the IG Punjab Police for not taking action against police personnel responsible for mistreatment with the woman.

A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the suo moto case.

He said the incident brought disgrace upon Pakistan wherein women are tortured in the country and people think the courts ceased to function here.

Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday said in his remarks that police had become out of control, as magistrates have not been left to work in field.

He said that once action against high police officials should be taken for learning lesson to police so that such incident could not reoccur in future.

The footage of maltreatment was shown in the courtroom when CPO Rao Sardari denied the reports of torture on any woman. The CPO was scolded for misbehaviour. The Chief Justice told the IG Punjab Police that CPO Faisalabad Rao Sardar is not capable enough for police service.

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