Saifullah Jan, a Pakistani journalist, has alleged that he was tortured and humiliated by leaders of Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He also claimed that the leaders filmed him while being naked. Jan has sought a judicial investigation into the incident, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Speaking at the news conference last Friday, Jan said that the PTI leaders, including Abdullah, his brother Fahim, Zakat Committee chairman Iftikhar and other armed men, forcibly took him to the PTI's office in Charsadda Bazaar, where he was allegedly stripped naked and tortured, ANI reported citing a news report by The News International.
Jan, who is a member of the governing body of the Charsadda Press Club, added that leaders recorded a clip of him being naked. He was released only after public pressure, Jan said.
District Police Officer Mohammad Shoaib had ordered inspectors at the Sardari Police Station to register Jan's case although the cops used "delaying tactics and did not include the relevant sections of the law in the First Information Report (FIR)," the journalist said.
During the reported incident, Jan noted his leg was fractured and he suffered other minor injuries.
As per the FIR, five names of the PTI have been registered. Although Jan said the police removed Iftikhar's name, the main accused in the case.
At the press conference, Jan urged the chief justice of the Peshawar High Court to look into his case. The police did not press charges against the accused and the local court granted bail to them, he asserted.