LAHORE: An incident of a citizen being tortured by a traffic warden has been reported where the officer on duty at the Lower Mall sector took the citizen into custody.
The traffic warden named Alamgeer was allegedly punishing the citizen for trying to make a video of the official riding a motorbike without a safety helmet.
The official was also allegedly caught swearing at the citizen.
After the incident, Chief Traffic Police Officer (CTPO) Liaqat Ali Malik suspended the warden and appointed SP Traffic Muhammad Asif as an inquiry officer directing him to submit a report. The CTPO said that they will award exemplary punishment to the warden if he is found guilty.
The City Traffic Police Lahore (CTPL) from November 1 had earlier decided to launch a crackdown against those on the backseats of motorcycles for not wearing helmets.
The CTPL had also announced they will take action against those possessing motorbikes without side mirrors.
They have also decided to crackdown against drivers without licenses from January 1, 2019.