Cop who thrashed woman in train granted bail

In Local
April 14, 2024


A policeman on Saturday was granted post-arrest bail after he was rounded up following a video showing him torturing a female passenger and two children on a moving train went viral on social media.

A spokesperson for the Pakistan Railways confirmed that video was authentic, saying that the incident took place on April 7 on Karachi to Lala Musa-bound Millat Express, in which Constable Mir Hassan tortured a woman and the children.

He added that Railways police chief took strict notice of the matter and directed action against the constable.

Following the directives, DIG Railways Abdullah Sheikh immediately arrested the constable and placed him in custody.

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The official continued that the constable had been arrested and booked.

He further said apart from legal steps, strict departmental action would also be taken against the constable.

However, the constable, a resident of Hyderabad, on Saturday was produced before Judicial Magistrate Munir Ahmed, who approved his bail petition against a surety bond worth Rs35,000.

Sources said there was an argument over the ticket, on which the constable tortured the woman.

A medical test of the policeman will also be conducted.

The sources quoted the constable as saying that he was ashamed to have treated a woman in this manner.

He added that the woman and her children were sitting in the seats of other passengers and when she was asked to vacate them, she misbehaved.

The constable said this enraged him and he thrashed the woman.

(With input from our News Desk in Karachi)

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