Peshawar police announce punishment on wrongful detention, arrest
PESHAWAR: The police department of Peshawar has issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to make lawful arrest and detention.
A 14-page document has been released which revealed that several false cases were registered and innocent persons were detained in the past.
Moreover, women, children, religious minorities and persons with disabilities were also detained in false cases which is against the law and human rights.
However, the document stated, unlawful and unfair arrests or detentions will lead to punishments under sections 220, 341 to 348 and 365 of Pakistan Penal Code and section 119 of Police Act, 2017.
According to the document, “A mere statement by a complainant does not constitute credible information”. The information on the basis of which a arrest would be made should be verified, it added.