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According to the statement, 'for a few days the highhandedness, brutality and extrajudicial execution perpetrated by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) have been the topic for debate amongst Nigerians at home and abroad.
They urged Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others to take notice of the highhandedness and direct concerned authorities to complete the drainage work of all the localities of the village.
The IGP checked these allegations through DIG E and I who in his report termed the complaint as implicit example of highhandedness, misuse of authority and incompetencey and recommended punishment to the delinquent officers.
Similarly a number of Afghans in the capital Quetta also complained of police highhandedness and said that they were being released after greasing the palms of the police.
NAUNDERO -- The residents of Nandha Mohil village blocked main Sukkur-Larkana Highway near Naundero Sugar Mill here on Friday against the highhandedness of two influential landlords of village Munshi Khuda Bux Phulpoto on whose behest the development works of their village have been stopped, they alleged.
The lawyers have termed the incident as police highhandedness and boycotted the courts.
Lawyers boycott court proceedings: Lawyers of Hafizabad today boycotted the courts to protest against, what they alleged, highhandedness of the police against Raheel Babar Advocate and his nephew and demanded immediate action against the SHO city Ali Akbar Chatha and other COPs of the city police station.
In a statement, FNJ condemned the police highhandedness.
The irate villagers said that they torched the office in retaliation to the police highhandedness and as a protest against the arrest of their local PCAPA functionaries.
They told The Nation that they had called on Rahim Yar Khan Deputy Commissioner Socrat Aman Rana after the operation and informed him about the officials' highhandedness.
The PML leader said that to producing an elected public representative in the court with handcuffs in both hands is absolutely highhandedness.
The forces' action led locals to take out a huge protest demonstration agonist the highhandedness of the Army and police.