3 police officers suspended for extorting leather traders


Three police officials were suspended on Saturday for collecting extortion money from leather traders in Namak Mandi in Peshawar during Eid holidays.

The policemen were suspended after a video came out that showed an old man, the leather trader, handing money to the policemen and then leaving.

The old trader later said that he had paid bribes to policemen at least eight times because they kept giving him trouble. The video also shows a kid riding on a bicycle getting kicked by the police constable.

Police corruption is still rampant in the province despite claims made by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan and IG Police Nasir Khan Durrani.