FIRs registered: Three cops arrested for extortion

Officials booked in two separate theft, extortion cases; remanded in police custody


Arsalan Altaf June 11, 2016
Officials booked in two separate theft, extortion cases; remanded in police custody. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Three police officials and a government employee have been arrested for threatening and extorting money from citizens.

Two separate FIRs against the suspects have been registered at the Margalla Police Station.

In the first case registered on June 3, police had booked Muhammad Nadeem, Aftab Ahmed, Jabar Hussain — who are all police officials — and Adnan Sajjad, who is a driver at the Cabinet Division. All four were arrested on June 5 and presented before a magistrate, who sent them into police custody for five days.

Police presented the suspects before Judicial Magistrate Jawwad Hussain Adil on expiry of their physical remand on Saturday and requested a 14-day judicial remand for the suspects, which the court granted. The court has also directed the police to complete investigation and submit a report at the next hearing, June 25.

On Saturday, Margalla police registered another extortion case against three of the suspects — Nadeem, Aftab and Adnan — on Saturday. They were booked for threatening and extorting Rs15,000 from a government employee. Margalla police presented the suspects before the magistrate on Saturday and asked for eight-day physical remand of the suspects. The court, however, granted three-day physical remand of the suspects and directed the police to present them before the court again on June 14.

Margalla SHO Asjad Mehmood said the suspects used to threaten and extort money from the citizens. He said the arrested police officials were deputed at route headquarters of the police. They have been booked on theft and extortion charges.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2016.

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