LAHORE – DIG (Operations) Muhammad Tahir Rai on Wednesday dismissed from service two police officers including an Inspector on the charges of corruption and embezzlement, officials said.

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According to an official handout, the police officers appeared before the DIG (Operations) in the orderly room in connection with the allegations of corruption and embezzlement leveled against them. In the orderly room, the policemen were given an opportunity to submit their replies in person with regard to the charges against them.

After listing to their replies, DIG Muhammad Tahir Rai showed his displeasure as the cops failed to submit satisfactory replied. The DIG awarded punishment to the officers.

A police spokesman said that Inspector Mehmood Ahmed was awarded the punishment of dismissal from service for embezzling the narcotics recovered from the drug peddlers. Earlier, a criminal case had been registered against the inspector on the same charges.  Similarly, Sub-Inspector Amanat Ali was also awarded punishment of dismissal from service for releasing a harden criminal after accepting bribe.

Sub-Inspector Abdul Rauf was also awarded punishment of reduction in rank from Sub-Inspector to assistant sub inspector (ASI) for demanding bribe from the brother of an accused person. The operation police chief also warned that the policemen found involved in corruption, malpractice or misuse of power would never be spared.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Aslam Tareen has warned that strict action will be taken against the police officers and SHO’s who failed to control crimes in their respective areas.

He said that the basic responsibility of the police is to protect the life and propriety of citizens and the officers who failed to fulfill this responsibility, would prepare themselves for strict departmental action.

Withdrawn: On the orders of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman at least 100 cases of out of turn promotions of police inspectors have been withdrawn.

Police sources said on Wednesday, the IGP presided over the meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) held at the Police Club to consider the pending cases of promotion of Inspectors to the rank to DSP.