KARACHI - At least three police personnel, including a sub-inspector, were suspended on late Saturday night by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Adeel Hussain Chandio.

The newly-appointed SSP Malir took action against the policemen posted at the SITE Super Highway police station after a video surfaced online of a young man allegedly manhandled by them in an attempt to extort money. A departmental inquiry has been launched against the accused cops.

“They stopped me at Five Star CNG pump on Super Highway. They accused me of supplying girls. I worked at nearby restaurant and went there to drop a fellow worker. They (cops) beaten me up and looted Rs1000 cash from me as well. They even did not allow me to make a phone call to someone,” the young man narrated the story in a viral video.

Police officials said that all the three cops have been suspended while a departmental inquiry has been initiated against them while they would be punished accordingly to law.