LAHORE - A couple Saturday approached the Lahore High Court to seek help against alleged harassment by the Lorry Adda police. Tasneem Kausar and her husband Javed Iqbal, residents of Iqbal Park, took to the LHC to stage a protest against highhandedness of local police.

Talking to the Nation, Tasneem alledged Talat Mehmood and Bilal, local powerful people, stabbed her son to death over a petty issue three years ago.  She added that she got an FIR registered with the Lorry Adda police but the policemen backing the accused. She claimed that Sub-Inspector Manzoor Shah, Assistant Sub-Inspector Sarfraz and constable Adeel demanded bribe. Tasneem said she took to a sessions court for help, prompting the policemen to hurl threats at her.

Her husband cited the policeman as saying: “We will not listen to you unless you grease our palms.”

The couple said: “the policemen started harassing us through different tactics. On Eid, policemen entered our house and thrashed us and hurled threats at us.” They appealed to the Lahore High Court CJ to look into the matter.