Pakistani policemen seal off the area of an attack.—AFP Photo
Pakistani policemen — AFP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistani policemen have been suspended after allegedly parading a man and two women naked in a town, police officials said on Sunday.

It was unclear clear why the three were naked while being escorted to the police station in the southern town of Gambat on July 28.

The man, businessman Mumtaz Mallah, 52, told Reuters police were punishing him for refusing to pay him a bribe.

Irfan Baloch, a senior local police officer, said all three were part of a prostitution ring and authorities were responding to community pressure by arresting them.

The trio were already naked when police raided Mallah's home, he said.

“The main arresting police officer's mistake was that he should have covered them up,” said Baloch.

Town residents took video footage of the arrests which shows Mallah trying to put clothes on.

Mallah has been released on bail. The two women are still in police custody, Baloch said.

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Cyrus Howell
August 5, 2012 3:29 pm
The two women are still in police custody, and will be for several more days.
Riaz Khan
August 5, 2012 1:31 pm
Sad! Nobody should be humuliated like this.
john
August 5, 2012 2:34 pm
nothing in Pakistan, it would have made a news that three persons paraded by police , but with thier clothes on.
Starr
August 5, 2012 4:35 pm
Gross mistake by police, make an example out of them so that this kind of show should not be repeated.
shirin
August 5, 2012 5:21 pm
The man has been released on bail... the police officer suspended... for the time being? the women still in jail. If that's not man's justice than what is?
kdspirited
August 5, 2012 5:57 pm
These police officers who make their own laws should be prosecuted to the highest degree.
Mazher
August 5, 2012 7:20 pm
This is again an example of misuse of authority. Which is so common in Pakistan.May ALLAH(swt) guide us all to the right path (ameen).
shakrullah khan
August 5, 2012 10:07 pm
Disgraceful behaviour by the police officials . Our police have contributed more towards erosion of values of human dignity and decency than all the criminals put together. The mindset revealed by the "senior police officer" is so distressing and disgusting : he is trying to downplay the heinous crime committed by his men against human dignity . He has indicated how the oft-enacted drama of suspension of officials is going to end . The incorrigible lot !
Hamid Abbasi
August 5, 2012 10:31 pm
Even if the police version is true it doesn't justify the naked parade through the town streets.Disgusting and disgraceful.. Hamid Abbasi
syed
August 6, 2012 11:34 pm
What a shame the police force is maintained with public money paid to the government in form of different taxes, these public servants should be thought how to behave whatever the nature of crime. Similarly, politicians and other government officials should be thought that they are all public servants as all their expenses are met from public funds, accordingly they should be accountable for even the slightest misdeed. People of Pakistan must do away with VIP culture by taking very strong stand on such issues.
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