LAHORE – Two policemen were arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a girl here on Sunday. According to victim girl Nazia Manzoor, two police constables namely Irfan and Amir tried to molest her while she was on her way to home after performing her duty. A case has been registered against the two cops at the Defence police station. As per First Information Report (FIR), the victim used to work in Al-Fatah Store in Defence area of Lahore. On Sunday, she was going home along with her co-worker namely Asif from after work when they were stopped by the police constables on Service Road near Phase-8. One of the constables tried to sexually assault the girl after forcibly taking her to an unknown place. The girl tried to resist but the constables continued to subject her to violence for putting up resistance. Moreover, the other constable Amir also took out 3,000 rupees from the pocket of her fellow worker Asif. However, both the policemen have been arrested under serious provisions including robbery and sexual assault.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Faisal Shahkar has taken notice of harassment and alleged abuse of a girl by two personnel of Lahore police and sought a report from Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore.
Lahore Police had registered a case of the incident and arrested the two officials. Ordering a departmental inquiry and legal action against the two officials, he said that strict departmental and legal action should be taken against the two officials in the light of an inquiry. “Such incidents are intolerable and there is no place for such black sheep in the police force.” Shahkar ordered all the field officers RPOs, CPOs and DPOs including Lahore police chief to re-examine the staff posted in police stations, saying the staff with bad reputation should be immediately removed from police stations and field duty. He directed the Lahore police to improve its performance once again, saying the officers of the police should go out in the field and monitor the performance of the force. He said that those who harass citizens do not deserve any pardon and any person involved in such incidents would not be allowed to remain a part of the force.
Source: The Nation