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Refusal to body search: Family accuses ANF of registering fake drugs case

By Bureau report
April 17, 2024
This representational image shows medicines. — Unsplash/File
This representational image shows medicines. — Unsplash/File

PESHAWAR: A family on Tuesday accused the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) of making a fake case of drugs when the head of the family refused to allow the body search of the females by male employees.

Speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club, a 9th grade student Ayesha said that her family was travelling to Bahawalpur for a wedding when they stopped their car on the motorway in Khaniwal for food.

She said that the ANF personnel approached them at the Khaniwal interchange and conducted a body search of her father Syed Ali Shah. She claimed that after her father’s body search, the ANF personnel wanted to search for all the female members of her family.

Ayesha said that her father refused that the male personnel could not search the females and requested that female personnel should be brought for the body search of his female family members.

She claimed that on her father’s refusal, a sub-inspector Aftab Chand started beating her father and later took the family to the ANF checkpost where they were kept for more than three hours.

She said that the ANF personnel later came to them and said that drugs had been recovered from their vehicles. She said that the ANF registered a case of 48 kg hashish and 24 kg opium and demanded Rs3 million for quashing the FIR.

Ayesha said that the ANF personnel threatened her father that a case of drugs would be registered against his daughters if the bribe was not paid to them. She said that when the family was presented to the court neither the drugs was presented to the court nor was the video of drugs recovery presented.

She said that when the family came out of the court premises they were told to give Rs50,000 for the release of their mother which they could not pay. She said that the force had snatched Rs50,000 from them and were later paid only Rs15,000.She asked the prime minister, chief justice of Pakistan and chief of army staff to take notice of the issue and provide justice to her family.