SHO suspended for keeping two in illegal custody
KOHAT, May 26: District and sessions judge, Kohat, has ordered suspension of station house officer of Bilitang police for keeping two people in illegal custody and subjecting them to torture.
Officials said that Bilitang police station SHO Khanullah raided the houses of Shah Fahad and Shah Khalid and locked them up in the police station without framing any case against them.
The victims later approached the court of district and sessions judge Inamullah Khan who served notice on the SHO and asked him to appear before the court and explain the situation. However, the SHO arrested the bailiff, Mohammad Lateef, for serving the notice on him and sent his subordinate, ASI Zulfat Hussain, in his place to explain the case in the court.
The judge after hearing both the sides ordered that the SHO should be suspended and the regional police officer and district police officer should initiate departmental inquiry against him. It also ordered that the police authorities should ensure implementation of police rules and end to violence in police stations.
The court also asked the police officers to regularly monitor police stations and ensure that no fake cases were constituted against innocent people.
KIDNAPPED: Unknown armed men kidnapped a driver of a passenger pickup from Pehlwan Banda here on Saturday.
Police said that unknown men tied up the pickup driver Gul Nazeer and whisked him away to unknown place. They left behind the vehicle.
The city police registered the case and have launched investigations.
Meanwhile, Jarma police recovered a body of an unidentified young man packed in a bag at Orakzai Chowk on Indus Highway here on Saturday.
Officials said that residents of Jarma informed the police that a body packed in a bag was lying in their locality. Later, the police shifted the body to KDA hospital for identification.
The officials said that unknown people had shot the man dead and cut off his hands and legs. Jarma police registered the case and started investigations for identification of the victim.