Two police officials were among seven people arrested by the police for allegedly robbing citizens at fake police pickets in Tarnol.
According to a police spokesman, the Crime Investigation Agency was informed of some of police officials being involved in the activity and a special team was formed to arrest them.
The team, headed by ASP Investigation Hassan Iqbal arrested the seven accused near Islamabad Toll Plaza.
The nabbed suspects have been identified as Head Constable Aun Abbass and Constable Ishtiaq Ahmed of the Tarnol Police Station and Saima Hussain, Nadir Bux, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Sher Hayat and Ayub.
During the preliminary investigation, the accused revealed that Station House Officer (SHO) of Tarnol Sub-Inspector Sattar Baig is also involved in the activities. However, the SHO managed to escape soon after their arrest and police teams are raiding to ensure his arrest.
A case has been registered against the suspects at the Tarnol Police Station while a car with a fake number plate being used by the SHO has been recovered from the accused.
The police also recovered drugs, two pistols and foreign and local currency.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 27th, 2013.