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Police accused of beating up women

FAISALABAD: Dozens of residents of Chak 296-RB on Sunday staged a protest demonstration at Zila Council Chowk against police accusing them of beating up women and invading their privacy. Naseer Ahmad, one of the protestors, told the media that a police team headed by the Saddar police station house officer (SHO) entered a house in Chak 296-RB on Saturday night. “They [policemen] misbehaved with the women and beat them up… they also arrested Abbas Al,” he said.

The protestors blocked the University Road, chanted slogans against police and demanded immediate action against the policemen involved. They also demanded that Abbas Ali be immediately released. The protest ended when the Kotwali SHO assured the protestors that the matter would be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Express