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Tuesday Jul 09 2019

Lahore police assault people, make objectionable video of woman in new case of cruelty

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LAHORE: Lahore police officers forcefully entered into a house here in the city's Johar Town area, assaulted multiple people, including women, and filmed an objectionable video of a woman as well, a video obtained by Geo News on Tuesday showed.

The video further showed that both uniformed and plainclothes officers forced entry into the house, pushed people who had gathered outside and took them inside, slapped those who were inside, and used disgusting language towards everyone.

Verbally abusing people in the house, one plainclothes officer continued filming the entire ordeal. One of the women pleaded by joining hands together not to film an objectionable video but the plainclothes officer did not listen.

According to police sources, neither a first information report (FIR) has been filed against any of the officers involved nor any of them brought to the police station. The suspects were let go after some kind of underhanded settlement, the sources added.

On the other hand, Ashfaq Khan, the deputy inspector-general (DIG) of police for operations, said the incident was from April. Three officers of the Punjab Constabulary had donned the uniform of Lahore Police and, accompanied by a previously-fired officer, had broken into the house, he added.

Once the incident was reported, an FIR — including a clause of dacoity — was registered against all four officers and they would be arrested soon, he said, adding that all three of the Punjab Constabulary officers were absconding.