Cops suspended in Pakistan for forcing women to perform ‘Munni Badnam Hui’

By Awais Saleem, IANS
Friday, November 26, 2010

ISLAMABAD - Officers at a police station in Pakistan’s Gujranwala district had to pay a heavy price for being enamoured with the “Dabangg” super-hit song Munni Badnam Hui when they were suspended Friday for forcing three female dancers to perform it at the police station.

Three dancers of a musical troupe in Lahore were on their way to Gujranwala to perform at a marriage ceremony, but officers of the Sadhoki police station stopped them at a checkpost midway and took them to the police station, Dunya TV reported.

Having arrested the dancers, the policemen were not ready to let go the opportunity to have some fun.

They asked the dancers to perform to the Malaika Arora song Munni Badnam Hui one by one. After having his wish fulfilled, the police station in-charge registered an FIR against the three dancers and detained them in lock-up.

The dancers, who could not go home even after entertaining the police officers, were only released on bail after two days.

They filed a writ petition before the session judge who ordered an inquiry after listening to their plight.

The Regional Police Officer (RPO) Gujranwala, Tariq Masood Yaseen, after conducting an inquiry, has suspended the police station in-charge Abid Farooq and the entire staff.

All of them have been detained in the same lock-up where they kept the dancers for two days while further investigation is underway.

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