Earlier today, an appalling video surfaced on the Internet in which an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) in Gujranwala can be seen beating up a woman. Subsequent to the video going viral on social media, the ASI has been arrested.
In the video, the ASI of Saddar Police Station in Gujranwala hits a girl atrociously in presence of other people. Not only does he brutally and constantly slaps her like an animal but also throws punches at the poor girl.
Here is the video clip that shows the ASI mercilessly hitting the girl.
The shameless officer mercilessly beats her in front of many other people. According to the sources, the police arrested the barbarous ASI after booking him in a case for slapping a girl in the city’s Chanda area.
As per the media reports, the ASI had responded to an emergency call over a domestic dispute. Upon reaching the scene, he reportedly hit the girl. Moreover, the heinous incident took place near Chanda Fort a few days ago.
FIR filed against the ASI Akbar Ali in Saddar police station
Taking note of the incident, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar directed RPO Gujranwala to take “appropriate legal action”. He sought a report from the Gujranwala regional police officer (RPO) in this regard. Moreover, he ordered the departmental proceedings to begin against the cop as per the law.
Subsequent to this, a first information report (FIR) has been registered against ASI Akbar Ali in Saddar police station. In addition to this, the ASI has reportedly been taken into custody on Tuesday i.e. today.
Apart from this, the chief minister also stressed the need for respecting women. He emphasized the government cannot permit anybody to torture them. “Respect of women is everyone’s responsibility and no one can be allowed to resort to violence,” Buzdar said.
Additionally, he issued directives for providing justice to the torture victim. According to the police, the incident is being further investigated.
It is pertinent to mention here that this is not the first time Gujranwala ASI has come under fire. Last month, a Gujranwala ASI sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman. Reportedly, that ASI officer raped her during an investigation into a quarrel case.
Violence against women, in Pakistan, is a persistent and pervasive issue at an alarming rate. This grave violation of human rights occurs not only privately but also publicly. Sadly, even the police, who are supposed to be there for the rescue commits such a cruel crime. Clearly, the safety of women in this country has become a mere hoax.
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