SHC issues notice on petition against cops’ corruption

KARACHI: Sindh High Court SHC on Monday issued notices to deputy inspector general DIG of police crime branch, DIG South, heads of the Saddar and Preedy police stations and other police officials on a petition seeking action against two police officials belonging to crime branch allegedly for holding petitioners to ransom.

A single bench of SHC, comprising Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar also issued notices to advocate general Sindh and prosecutor general Sindh and adjourned the hearing of the case to November 8.

The petitioners, Naseer Ahmed and Zafar Hassan Khan submitted that they were doing a business relating to auction of different articles in Saddar Market. They said that Inspector Den Muhammad Mazar, belonging to crime branch arrested their three employees from the shop, subjected them to torture and released after they paid Rs70000 to Inspector.

Petitioner Zafar Hassan Khan told the judge that police arrested him from the shop on October 03 and released after taking ransom Rs200000.

They prayed to the court to order legal action against such police officials and restrain them from harassing them.

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