rawalpindi -  Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja has placed five cops including former Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station Westridge under suspension on charges of torturing a junior traffic warden outside Traffic Headquarters, informed a police spokesman on Saturday. The police officers and officials suspended by RPO were identified as SI Asif Iqbal, Kamran, Naheem, Babar and Atif, he said. RPO also ordered a strict departmental action against the guilty cops. According to him, RPO Wisal Fakhar has suspended and closed to Police Line the five cops including SI/former SHO PS Westrige Asif Iqbal in light of an inquiry conducted by SSP Discipline and Inspection and found the cops guilty for torturing and fracturing arm of a junior traffic warden Faiz Ahmed. Earlier, RPO also held an orderal room and awarded departmental punishments to several cops. RPO dismissed two sub inspectors and constables from service for showing negligence during duty and poor performance. On the other hand, a gang of six dacoits stormed into a money exchange store and plundered cash on gunpoint. According to details, a gang of six dacoits walked in money exchange shop located at Khayaban-e-Sir Syed Sector-III in Pirwadhai and made off cash. Later on, the dacoits collected Rs 1 million cash and foreign currency and fled from the scene.

 Police reached the crime scene and recorded statements of eye witnesses. A case has been registered against the unknown dacoits while further investigation is underway.