JHANG: Kutwali Police have registered a case against a sub-inspector on the application of a police constable on the charge of siding with the accused during investigation into a case.

Constable Azam of Mohallah Bhabrana submitted an application to DSP City Circle that car dealer Safder Ali gave him a cheque of Rs6 million, and later himself got a a police report registered with Kutwali police station about misplacing of his cheque book, and refused to return his amount. The complainant said that a case was registered against Safder by the order of DPO Jhang and Sub-Inspector Javaid Iqbal was nominated its investigation officer. Azam alleged that the IO had demanded Rs30,000 as bribe from him. The constable added that in spite of receiving a big amount of bribe from him, the IO supported the car dealer on all the occasions and even he gave a statement in favour of the accused in the court in violation of the police rules. Later on the direction of the DSP City Circle, Kutwali Police registered a case against SI Javaid Iqbal under Section 193 and 409.–Staff Reporter