Two SHOs among five cops suspended

DIG operations orders inquiry, seeks report within a week

​ Our Correspondent April 14, 2020
Islamabad police. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: As many as five police officers, including two station house officers, of the Islamabad Police were suspended on Monday, pending investigation for alleged dereliction of duties and corruption.

The suspended police officials include Koral police station SHO Syed Ishtiaq Shah, Nilore police station SHO SI Muhammad Hanif, OSI Operations Division SI Muhammad Asif, OSI Assistant Head Constable Muhammad Yameen and Constable Muhammad Asad serving at the Sabzi Mandi police station.

Operations - Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Waqaruddin Syed, who ordered the suspension of the officers, said that following directions from Islamabad Police IGP Aamir Zulfiqar, they had introduced a policy of zero-tolerance against corruption in the federal police department.

In view of the accountability system to monitor the performance of police officials, they were taking disciplinary action against officers allegedly involved in dereliction of duties, negligence, poor investigation, unexplained absences and  their alleged involvement in corruption.

DIG Syed tasked Counter-Terrorism Department Senior Superintendent of Police with conducting the inquiry and to submit a report within a week.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2020.