KARACHI: Five police officials who had allegedly robbed and beat a shopkeeper in the SITE area have been identified and terminated, it emerged on Sunday.
The officials had been seen assaulting and robbing a shopkeeper in a video that went viral on social media earlier this week.
Following this, a case was lodged and an investigation was launched against them.
The investigation revealed that the officials were deputed at the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Civil Lines. They were identified as Constables Arif Hussain Bhatti, Khush Nayab, Danish Habib, Usama Shahid and Khalilur Rehman.
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CTD SSP Ghulam Sarwar Abro claimed that the officials were issued court notices after their actions were discovered. He added that they, however, did not submit their replies in court and instead fled.
Subsequently, the officials have been terminated from the posts on Saturday, he stated.
He further maintained that "all the accused officials were given a chance to defend themselves, but they preferred hiding over facing an inquiry," adding that this proved them guilty.