KOT RADHA KISHAN - Police arrested an innocent person for drug peddling in Qila Sardar Bhagail Singh and demanded bribe for his release, alleged a complainant, father of the victim.

Labourer Hakim Ali who lives in a rented house said that the Kot Radha Kishan police had arrested his son Muhammad Tariq in a narcotics case five months ago. Later, ASI Tariq Ali of Kot Radha Kishan police demanded heavy bribe for his release, alleged Hakim Ali.

He said that he refused to pay bribe to the cop and asked him that his son was not involved in drug peddling. Meanwhile, a meeting of local notables including Haji Muhammad Sidiq, Muhammad Ishaq Ansari, Habibullah, Muhammad Bux, Fateh Muhammad, Ahmad Ali, Sadiq Ali, Haji Sakhawat Ali in Gulzar-e-Madina Mosque told newsmen that Tariq was not involved in the illegal practice.  They said that when the police arrested him, he was present in his uncle’s home at Virk Street, Kot Radha Kishan.

They demanded an inquiry into the matter.