Karachi:Karachi police on Friday claimed to have arrested a man who impersonated himself as policeman.

SSP Korangi Syed Ali Raza said that the man who tortured a citizen in Mehran Town was a fake policeman and identified as Islam Khan Kakar. He was later arrested by Mehran town police.

The SSP said the accused was informer for criminals against police.

He further said the victim who had been tortured brought the accused to Mehran Town on a tip off. In the meantime, he saw the police van which was on patrolling and suspected that his accomplice brought him here for arrest.

When he saw the police van he escaped from the spot and later came wearing a police uniform and started beating his partner.

He said a case has been registered against the accused under Section 337 (A-1), 504, 506-B, 427, 170 and 171 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

It is pertinent to note that Additional IG Karachi Amir Haider Sheikh took notice of the incident after a video had gone viral on social media in which a man in police uniform beating a citizen.