- Mannequin City Police spokesperson says brother-sister duo’s allegation towards police for humiliating them is baseless
- Spokesperson says the case includes a conspiracy hatched by a resort proprietor concerned in facilitating ‘immoral actions’ on the resort
- Accused Wasim Bhatti has been concerned in a number of different instances, police mentioned
LAHORE: The Mannequin City Police spokesperson on Friday mentioned that the allegation levelled towards police for humiliating a brother-sister duo throughout the limits of Ghalib Market police station is “baseless.”
A day in the past, a video clip that includes two siblings doing sit-ups in entrance of a police car whereas holding their ears (a gesture of displaying repentance) had gone viral on social media, drawing anger and condemnation from the plenty for the humiliating remedy.
The siblings had alleged that police stopped them for no cause, interrogated them, and coerced them to do sit-ups in public.
Police reveal ‘story’ behind the incident
The Ghalib Market police station home officer (SHO) had earlier denied that any of his subordinates have been concerned within the incident and had burdened that somebody was making an attempt to “conspire against the police and defame it [in response to] an operation against the hotel mafia”.
On Friday, the spokesperson for Mannequin City Police Station Lahore mentioned that there was a ‘story’ behind the incident.
“Last month, the district administration had sealed a private hotel for carrying out ‘immoral activities’ within its premises,” the spokesperson mentioned.
He maintained that the resort proprietor, Wasim Bhatti, reopened the resort and resumed immoral actions regardless of a warning.
“The accused has a [criminal] record and he is involved in several cases,” the spokesperson mentioned, including that the Ghalib Market Police Station had registered a case towards the accused beneath varied provisions, together with his involvement in creating hurdles for presidency officers’ work.
“A conspiracy has been hatched to defame the police by making a video in front of an empty police vehicle in a parking lot,” the spokesperson mentioned.
The Deputy Inspector Basic of Police (DIG) Operations Ashfaq Khan mentioned that an inquiry into the matter has been accomplished.
“The entire incident has been orchestrated. Police did not check any boy or girl and did not make them do sit-ups,” the DIG Operations maintained.
‘Police slapped and beat us’
Talking to Geo Information a day in the past, the person’s sister mentioned that they have been returning house after work from a manufacturing facility when police stopped them and requested for his or her ID paperwork.
She mentioned that when she and her brother admitted they didn’t have the paperwork, they have been taken to the police station the place they have been “slapped and beaten.”
“They searched my brother and slapped him. There was an officer named Jamshed, who first told us to go away, but then called us back and made us do sit-ups,” she accused.
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