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Four Pak cops arrested for parading couple naked on charge of adultery

PTI 06 Aug 2012, 12:34:32 IST
Karachi, Aug 6 : The Station House Officer of  Gambat police station near Khairpur in Sindh province and three other policemen have been arrested on charge of parading a man and a woman naked on the streeth of Gambat town on July 27 on charge of 'intent to commit adultery'.

Two other policemen are absconding,Irfan Baloch,  SSP Khairpur told mediapersons.

The SHO had fled after the FIR about parading the couple naked was filed, but was finally arrested on Sunday, reported Geo News.

Earlier, the SHO and two of his Assistant Sub Inspectors were suspended for parading the couple naked in Gambat, a town located near Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah's hometown Khairpur.

Reportedly the couple was arrested on charges of "intent to commit adultery" in Mirbahar area of Gambat on July 27 after which they were forced to walk naked through the town to the police station.

According to SSP Khairpur, a police party had raided a suspected brothel last month and allegedly caught a man and a woman committing adultery, however, he added that his department was looking into the allegations that the couple was made to walk naked to the police station.

“If the cops accused of such inhuman treatment towards the couple were found guilty, they will not be spared”, he said.

Mumtaz Mirbahar, the trader, and a woman were arrested by police in Gambat town in Sindh on July 27. They were forced to walk naked through the town to the police station. Police and local residents filmed the incident,  

Grainy footage showed policemen preventing Mirbahar and the woman from putting on their clothes after being arrested.

 Mirbahar said he was the victim of a conspiracy and that the woman had been brought by the policemen.

He said they were both made to walk for over half a kilometre while several persons, including policemen, filmed them.

Mirbahar subsequently obtained bail from a local court though the woman continues to be in jail, the report said. He filed a petition in the Sindh High Court that will be heard on August 8.

Another woman was also reportedly arrested. The policemen claimed that they received inputs from an informant that Mirbahar had invited two women to his home for “sexual favours”.