Minister's son named in case for beating up policemen
Three police constables have been taken into custody for ‘blackmailing’ Punjab minister Mahmoodur Rasheed’s son and friends.
Police registered a case against them on Monday.
The investigation revealed that the suspects, constables Nadeem Iqbal, Usman Saeed, and Usman Mushtaq, misused their authority. They used to make videos of couples on their phones and blackmailed them. The videos were saved on one of the constable’s phone.
Interestingly, the case against Rasheed’s son and his friends was of beating police officers and kidnapping them.
On October 2, it was reported that two police constables, Usman Saeed and Usman Mushtaq, were kidnapped from Lahore’s Ghalib Market.
According to the FIR, the constables had stopped a car after its passengers, a man and a woman, were caught behaving ‘unethically’. The woman called her friends, who came in two vehicles and kidnapped the constables after beating them up.
Mahmoodur Rasheed denied involvement in the case. He said that the vehicle initially stopped by the police wasn’t his. His son, Hasan Rasheed, had gone to help his friends after the police asked for a bribe, he remarked.
Rasheed’s son and four others are out on interim bail.