SWABI, 01 December: Five police personnel including an assistant sub inspector have been suspended for allegedly torturing a local elder here on Tuesday.

As per eye witnesses’ account police manhandled and tortured 80-year old Zameen Khan and his driver after they exchanged harsh words over a petty issue near a checkpoint in Gadoon area.

Later, the local people protested against the cruel attitude of the police personnel and blocked Gadoon road for two hours. However, they dispersed peacefully after the district police officer Javed Iqbal accepted their demands and suspended the police cops including an ASI.

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