Fam­ily lodge com­plaint with Po­lice Scot­land af­ter brothers are ar­rested

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A Cam­bus­lang fam­ily have lodged an of­fi­cial com­plaint against Po­lice Scot­land af­ter they were ar­rested in De­cem­ber.

Brothers, Im­ran, 32, Yusuf, 33, and She­ban, 29, Khan were hand­cuffed dur­ing the in­ci­dent on Well­shot Drive.

It had been al­leged a dog be­long­ing to a fourth brother, Omar Khan, had bit­ten another dog, but Omar wasn’t even at home when the po­lice ar­rived.

Within 10 min­utes, dozens of of­fi­cers had ar­rived. CCTV footage of the in­ci­dent showed Im­ran, who had been re­leased from hos­pi­tal that day af­ter a sus­pected heart at­tack, be­ing dragged away by cops.

The fam­ily also claim they were racially abused by of­fi­cers.

The Re­former re­ported at the time that the brothers faced charges such as as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner.

But all charges have now been dropped.

Speak­ing to the Re­former’s sis­ter pa­per, the Daily Record, dad-of-three Im­ran said: “I’d never had so much as a pun­ish­ment ex­er­cise at school, never mind trou­ble with the po­lice, yet I was dragged out of my home like a crim­i­nal.

“I spent a night in the cells. As long as I live, I will be trau­ma­tised by what hap­pened.

“There were so many po­lice just rush­ing in. I had never seen so many in my life.”

Im­n­ran’s wife, Me­hwish, 29, said of­fi­cers threat­ened to take her son, Daniel, into care af­ter she told them Omar wasn’t at home.

Yusuf claims of­fi­cers threat­ened to ar­rest every­one in the house, in­clud­ing their 80-year-old granny. When Yusuf tried to phone Omar, the con­sta­ble pushed his panic but­ton and ar­rested him.

Yusuf said: “He had me pinned, shout­ing at the fe­male of­fi­cer to Taser my fam­ily who were stand­ing at the door plead­ing to leave me alone be­cause I had heart prob­lems. He was call­ing me a black b*****d.

“The fe­male con­sta­ble held up her Taser but didn’t do it.

“You could see she was pan­ick­ing. She knew he was in the wrong.”

When the back- up ar­rived, they hand­cuffed and ar­rested Yusuf and She­ban, who run the fam­ily garage busi­ness.

Yusuf, who has a clean record, also has a con­gen­i­tal heart prob­lem. She­ban’s new­born baby was sick in hos­pi­tal at the time.

The CCTV also shows the men’s fa­ther Ab­dul, 55, be­ing lam­basted by the CID when he pulls out his phone to get help.

She­ban, who has con­vic­tions for as­sault, was held on remand for four months on charges of ab­duc­tion. He and his brothers were also charged with as­sault­ing po­lice, but all charges were dropped af­ter the de­fence pro­duced the CCTV.

The in­ci­dent left peo­ple in Cam­bus­lang stunned. Many re­ported see­ing dozens of cops near the train sta­tion and ru­mours were rife as to what the in­ci­dent was.

Po­lice Scot­land said: “A full re­port has been sub­mit­ted to the procu­ra­tor fis­cal fol­low­ing com­plaints.”

I’ve never had so much as a pun­ish­ment ex­er­cise at school, yet I was dragged out of my home like a crim­i­nal

Sham­bles Dozens of cops turned up at the house in Cam­bus­lang

Vic­tim Cam­bus­lang man Im­ran Khan

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