LAHORE - SP Saddar Division, Shahid Nizam Durrani, has suspended three police officials for torturing three eunuchs.
The incident took place at Manga Chowk where scores of people gathered and managed to get the eunuchs freed from the custody of the policemen who were torturing them publicly.
Accused policemen, including ASI Zulfiqar and constables Shahbaz and Shafiq, intercepted the eunuchs, later identified as Baba Sonia, Baba Bano and Sobia, and asked them to go with them to an undisclosed place.
The officials allegedly expressed their 'desire' and promised that a police van was available for pick-and-drop.
But the eunuchs refused to comply with cops demand saying that their job was only singing and dancing in parties.
But the cops got infuriated and started thrashing them in the presence of scores of local people, who later intervened and get them released from the custody of the officials.
The victims approached the SP Saddar Division and informed him about the high-handedness of his subordinates in the presence of the accused.
SP Shahid Durrai, during investigation, found the said officials guilty of the crime ordered their immediate suspension.
Talking to TheNation, Durrani confirmed the incident saying that policemen had committed a crime by misusing their authority and accordingly strict and immediate action was taken against them on the complaint of the victims.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 02-May-2008 here.