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Policemen suspended for parading people naked

Published Aug 05, 2012 12:36pm


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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 Aug 05, 2012 03:29pm
The two women are still in police custody, and will be for several more days.
Riaz Khan Aug 05, 2012 01:31pm
Sad! Nobody should be humuliated like this.
john Aug 05, 2012 02:34pm
nothing in Pakistan, it would have made a news that three persons paraded by police , but with thier clothes on.
Starr Aug 05, 2012 04:35pm
Gross mistake by police, make an example out of them so that this kind of show should not be repeated.
shirin Aug 05, 2012 05:21pm
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 Aug 05, 2012 05:57pm
These police officers who make their own laws should be prosecuted to the highest degree.
Mazher Aug 05, 2012 07:20pm
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 Aug 05, 2012 10:07pm
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 Aug 05, 2012 10:31pm
Even if the police version is true it doesn't justify the naked parade through the town streets.Disgusting and disgraceful.. Hamid Abbasi
syed Aug 06, 2012 11:34pm
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.