DPO Khyber sacks 3 cops,suspends 70 including DSPs

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By Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL:Khyber District Police Officer Dr Muhammad Iqbal on Tuesday dismissed three police officers from their services and suspended 70 others in narcotics and corruption charges respectively.

DPO Khyber Dr Muhammad Iqbal said on the grounds of information provided by state intellegent agencies he removed three police officers from their services. He said the three policemen were charged in alleged invlovement in narcotics dealing and supporting narcotics smuggling in Pakistan.

Those removed from their services were identified as constable Hussain Akbar,constable Muhammad Tahir and constable Anwar Khan.

Dr Iqbal said on the basis of evidence they took action against the three police persons who were involved in Narcotics dealing and transporting heroin,hashesh and Ice drug from one place to another in Pakistan. He said police have arrested two of the saked policemen while they were conductimg raids at targeted places to arrest the third one. He said case has been registered again the three.

Meanwhie, DPO Khyber on the directives of IGP Peshawar suspended 70 other police officers in Landikotal,Bara and Jamrud sundivisions of district Khyber.
Issuing suspension orders,DPO Iqbal told this scribe that it was an historical action againt its own serving policemen ever taken by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department.

“We had received complaints and also intellegence agencies reported Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department about the involvement of the listed 70 police officers in corruption”, said DPO.He added that four Deputy Suprintendent of Police(DSPs) Sub-Inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors were also among those suspended in corruption charges.

The police officer said they have started departmental inquiries against all these police servants and issued them orders to report to Shakas police statiom with immediate effect.

“I am proud that we have taken a lawful action against culprits and have adopted zero tolerance for those who by either means defaming Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department”, Dr Iqbal expressed. He said they would not allow any serving police personnel to swallow public money or being invloved in anti government activities.

He said notification of suspension orders had been sent to all concerned departments and have started further investigation.