17 police sacked,50 suspended in Khyber


Ashrafuddin Pirzada

DISTRICT KHYBER: District Police officer doctor Muhammad Iqbal on the bases of an intelligence report removed 17 police officers from their services and suspended 50 more on corruption charges, official sources said on Tuesday.

Talking to Fata Voice news agency dr Muhammad Iqbal said they had shared secret reports with the Inspector General of Police and Capital City Police Officer that a number of former Khasadars converted to police were involved in corruption on various posts. He then sacked police who were taking illegal money from truck drivers carrying goods from and to Afghanistan for a long.

Iqbal said he followed the high ups directives and dismissed 17 police officials from their service and 50 more suspended.

DPO said those dismissed and suspended police personnel included assistant sub-inspectors and post in charge on the various checkpoints from Karkhano check posts to the Torkham border.
He said they were allegedly involved in corruption and taking illegal money from truckers at Karkhano check posts, Takata Baig check posts, Bagyari check posts, Ziaray check posts, Prang Sum check posts, Michni check posts, and Torkham border.

He said cases have been registered against the sacked and suspended police personnel and further departmental inquiry started against them.

District police officer Muhammad Iqbal said that they were committed to removing all social evils from the police department. He said they have proof of corruption against those sacked and suspended.