It is mostly observed that if a police officer is an accomplice in a crime, the individual is able to get away with it. The colleagues try their utmost to cover the crime and protect the culprit. Although this should be the other way around and if a police officer is found the perpetrator, he/she should be punished even more severely, as the police is entrusted with upholding the law. The breach of law by the police themselves, with impunity sends the wrong message and as a result contributes to the deteriorating law and order situation of the country. HASSAN BASHIR, Islamabad, June7.