KARACHI: A young man was reportedly beaten up by police officers after he caught them red-handed breaking the law.
In a video, the young man can be seen confronting two police officials who are travelling on the wrong side of the road near the Safoora Chowrangi area of the city.
Making a video from his mobile phone throughout, the man narrates that, “this is wrong…no wonder the state of affairs [of our country] is such.”
After protesting, the man says he was beaten up by the two cops.
Once the video was aired on news channels, SSP Malir Rao Anwar said the two erring policemen have been suspended and an inquiry is under way against them.
Two cops suspended in Hyd after ‘chai pani’ request
In another incident of lawmen breaking the law, two policemen were suspended in Hyderabad after accusations surfaced that they were involved in extorting money from labourers.
According to sources, police officials on Tuesday approached a group of labourers loading seeds on a truck in Preetabad area of the city.
They demanded extortion money by using the chai pani [bribe] excuse. When the labourers refused they beat them up during which one labourer, Abid Malik, fell and hurt himself. The police then reportedly took Malik with them but he fainted along the way after which they left him at the Civil Hospital.
Later, the owner of the seeds warehouse said the police daily take Rs500 from every truck as extortion.
Once reports of the incident were aired, Hyderabad SSP Pir Mohammad Shah took notice of the incident and launched an inquiry.
The two police officials who asked for the bribe have been suspended, he added.