4 cops sacked for misbehaving with couple at Sea View


Staff Report


Karachi police on Tuesday dismissed four policemen from service for harassing and manhandling a couple at Karachi’s Sea View, said SSP South Pir Mohammed Shah.

In a video which has gone viral, the cops three of whom were in plain clothes can be heard asking the couple walking along the beach to show their ‘Nikahnama'(marriage certificate).

The footage further shows the cops manhandling the woman as she tried to make a video of them.

The man can be heard screaming that they are husband and wife but to no avail.

Additional Inspector General (IG) of Police Dr Amir Sheikh took notice of the incident after the video went viral.

Speaking to the media, SSP South Pir Muhammad Shah said, “Some policemen harassed the couple at Sea View and tried to ask them for extortion money.”

SSP Shah said that the incident took place on Sunday morning. He said that three policeman were found directly involved in the incident, adding that few policemen bring a bad name to the entire force.

ASI Zulfiqar, inspectors Ahmed Khan, Qurban Ali and Zahid Ali were identified as the policemen who harassed the couple.

“ASI Zulfiqar was earlier deployed at Boat Basin Police Station and went to Sea View with inspectors Ahmed Khan, Qurban and Zahid,” the SSP South added. “ASI Zulfiqar, Ahmed Khan and Qurban have been arrested,” he further shared.

“Qurban was not on the spot but is hand in gloves with the rest of three. Inspector Zahid has fled and we are searching for him,” Pir Muhammad Shah said. “We will try that the complainants lodge a FIR so strict action can be taken.”