The district police have sent an ASI on compulsory retirement, dismissed from service eight constables, and forfeited the service of another cop as punishment over the escape of six accused from the police custody after breaking of the Sambrial judicial lock-up on July 19, 2014.

The police made ASI Ayub Khan compulsory retired, reverted head constable Muhammad Iqbal to constable and forfeited two year service of Malik Shabir, reserve in-charge of Police Lines Sialkot, for their negligence.

The dismissed constables are: Iqbal, Khalid, Aslam, Kashif, Yousaf, Bashir Ahmed, Nasir Mehmood and Afzal Hussain. On the report of SHO Nadeem Tariq, the Sambrial police had registered a case against inspector Yousaf, ASI Ayub and 12 policemen.

SCHOOLS REMAIN CLOSED: As many as 120 government schools in Sialkot border villages remained closed for twelfth consecutive day on Friday.

The district administration had closed the government schools along the Sialkot Working Boundary, averting brutal targeting of the civilian population by Indian Border Security Forces. Most of the buildings of private and government schools were also badly hit by unprovoked Indian shelling.

Some affected people in villages Joiyaan, Bajra Garhi, Harpal, Umeraanwali, Charwah, Dhamaala, Kingra and surrounding villages said that all the people were living with fears of their lives in these villages. Due the prevailing tension along the Sialkot Working Boundary here, all the students, teachers and even their parents were avoiding to send their children to the schools. District administration of Sialkot had closed the 120 government schools in Indian shelling-hit villages till the further orders. However, there was lull in Indian shelling in the Sialkot border villages and the people felt a little relief.