Woman beaten by cop arrested

Published September 13, 2017

SIALKOT: The Daska police arrested on Tuesday a woman who was filmed being beaten up by a police official at the Daska judicial complex on Monday for ‘beating the assistant sub-inspector (ASI).

The Daska City police registered a case against Ruqaiya Bibi on the report of Satrah ASI Sarwar Ali that the woman in question had attacked the ASI in the courtyard of the magisterial court of Daska and beat him besides tearing his official uniform.

The first information report states the accused also tried to snatch Saania Akhtar (her daughter-in-law) from police custody after the police did not allow Ruqaiya to meet her. Footage of the incident, which went viral on social media sites, showed that the woman was beaten black and blue by the ASI in the presence of several bystanders.

Daska police arrested Ruqaiya while her daughter-in-law Saania is also in the Satrah police custody. She was rescued by police from her captors.

The family of Ruqaiya expressed grave concern over the “highhandedness” of Daska police, saying she was the victim of police torture.

They appealed to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to provide her justice

HELD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) offloaded a passenger from an international flight (EK-612) traveling to France via Dubai from Sialkot international airport on fake visa documents. FIA Deputy Director Khalid Anees told Gujrat-based Muhammad Usman was traveling on fake visa documents.

Published in Dawn, September 13th, 2017

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