NOWSHERA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa transgender persons association general secretary Arzoo Khan has accused Mardan Police of banning their music functions, subjecting them to torture and kidnapping one of their colleague.

Arzoo Khan said in a video message that policemen raided the music functions of transgender persons in Pabbi and Armed Colony and forcibly closed the ceremony. She alleged that the policemen also subjected transgender persons to torture when they offered resistance during police raids.

She further alleged that policemen have also kidnapped one of their colleagues. She demanded the concerned authorities to take notice of the matter and ensure release of the kidnapped transgender person.

District Police Officer (DPO) Nowshera Captain (R) Mansoor Aman took notice of the matter after the video of Arzoo Khan went viral. He has directed Assistant Superintendent Police (ASP) Cantt Tasawur Iqabal to investigate the matter and furnish report within three days.

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