Karachi (Staff Report): A legal action taken against a police officer after he wrongfully detained a woman and kept her overnight at the station, for having alleged contacts with a criminal.

The sources reported, a Sub-Inspector of the Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) identified as Rizwan took a woman into custody from Burns Road for having contacts with a car-lifter and took her to the ACLC station where she was held overnight.

According to senior police officials, the Sub-Inspector did not follow procedure and the way the woman was taken into custody was illegal, sources added that there were no female police officers when the woman was taken into custody and no female officers present at the station where she was held.

The woman has alleged that the Sub-Inspector tortured her during custody.

A case has been registered against the Sub-Inspector for kidnapping, abuse of power and other charges, at the Aram Bagh PS.