Four policemen arrested due to negligence in DI Khan jail attack

Qaisar Khan, Sufaid Khan, Ateequr Rehman and Khan Bahadur have been jailed for their negligence in the DI Khan attack.


Web Desk August 10, 2013
Policemen and Ranger soldiers stand outside a prison following an attack in Dera Ismail Khan on July 30, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Four policemen were put behind bars for their negligence in the attack by the Tehrik-e-Taliban on the Dera Ismail Khan Jail, Express News reported.

Investigations by an investigation team revealed that the policemen had failed to defend the DI Khan jail. Qaisar Khan, Sufaid Khan, Ateequr Rehman and Khan Bahadur have been jailed.

The police had arrested the four policemen the same day as the DI Khan Jail attack took place, who were on physical remand since the last seven days.

Two of the four were posted at the main gate of the DI Khan Central Jail, while the other two were posted on LMGs positioned at the gate. All four had escaped when the attack took place.

The alleged weapons that the attack perpetrators used were incapable of inflicting much damage to the main gates of the jail had the policemen decided to stand their ground, Express News correspondent Ramzan Seemab reported.

The policemen have been put behind bars in the very jail that they failed to defend.

At least six people were killed, including five policemen as the Tehreek-e-Taliban mounted a late night assault on the prison in Dera Ismail Khan late on July 30, in which many prisoners also managed to escape.

COMMENTS (5)

Fahad | 7 years ago | Reply @naeem khan Manhattan,Ks.: What cover up are you talking about?? The cover up of Osama bin ladin in Islamabad?? The cover up of US army entering Pakistan with Pak Army not knowning? Give them a break. Its not even 2 months since the government was formed. I wish to see your reaction if you become CM and get a Jail break with in weeks? Critics believe if PTI is here on day 1. Everything should be miraculously be fixed by day 2. lolz...
naeem khan Manhattan,Ks. | 7 years ago | Reply

It is always like this in Pakistan, where does the buck stops, that is a question. It is the high echelon people who has failed Pakistan time after time and they always remain on their cushy jobs and above all they never admit to their negligence and be decent enough to resign. What about the Garrison Commander who was told about the immanent attack by the intelligence and was in the loop and was informed immediately by the local authorities as well the Chief Minister of K-P, he is one of them who should be brought to justice for his negligence and failure to do his duty. I have yet to see any heads roll for failure in Abottabad scenario, Bunnu and D I K jail breaks. Ordinary police officers and Jawans of the armed forces are not the ones to be blamed alone. It is time that the government of Pakistan stands up and start bringing some of these Generals to task in the NA and let their Chief know that they have to go in the interest and security of the country but the irony is that this Cheif himself did not resign after the Abottabad attack. The above picture shows that there is a breach in the wall by the explosives and not the gate.Those responsible are hiding behind the real facts and using these police officers as a scape goat, Pakistanis are not stupid not to see this cover up.

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