SANGHAR: A large number of Nareja community members held a demonstration and sit-in outside the local press club on Thursday against police excesses.
They claimed that a joint team comprising Sanghar and Khairpur police personnel raided a house in Ghulshan Kamal Khan village and took away 10 women and their children, as well as cattle head and household articles without assigning any reason.
When contacted, local police officials declined to comment on the alleged police action.
During their five-hour protest, they said that police in plain clothes targeted the families and assets of Aziz Narejo, a milk seller, and his close relative, Muharrum Narejo.
Muhram Narejo said that his mother, wife and sister-in-law were among those taken away by the police, who rode to the village in two cars and forced the women and children into a truck. They also loaded household articles and animals onto the same truck, he added.
The protesters placed burning tyres along Sanghar-Mirpurkhas road to disrupt vehicular traffic before a local PPP activist, Abid Farooq, held negotiations with them and persuaded them to end their agitation.