ASI arrested for torturing girl in Gujranwala
GUJRANWALA (92 News) - Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Ali Akbar was arrested for torturing girl in Gujranwala on Tuesday.
According to the reports, the police officer was booked and arrested after a video of him beating up a girl went viral on social media.
92 News highlighted the issue and broadcasted his video of slapping a girl in the city’s Chanda area.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the video and sought a report from the Gujranwala regional police officer (RPO) in this regard. He ordered that departmental proceedings be initiated against the cop as per the law.
وزیراعلیٰ پنجاب عثمان بزدار نے گوجرانوالہ میں خاتون پرتھانیدار کے تشدد کے واقعہ پر آرپی او گوجرانوالہ سے فوری رپورٹ طلب کرلی— Government of Punjab (@GOPunjabPK) October 6, 2020
"تشدد کرنے والے تھانیدار کے خلاف سخت قانونی اور محکمانہ کارروائی کی جائے" - وزیراعلیٰ پنجاب
تھانیدار کو گرفتار کر کے FIR درج کر لی گئی pic.twitter.com/n73iMnAvbI
Subsequently, a first information report (FIR) was registered against ASI Akbar Ali in Saddar police station and he was taken into custody. The video clip showed the ASI mercilessly slapping the woman.
The chief minister stressed the need for respecting women saying the government can’t permit anybody to torture them. He issued directives for providing justice to the torture victim.