Karachi: 3 drug-den running cops booted after thana raid
KARACHI: After a tip-off from an anonymous person, Orangi Town Nazim Abdul Haq raided the Mominabad Police Station (PS) along with other police officials and recovered illegal drugs and weapons. Three policemen have been suspended and an inquiry team has been formed.
Haq and North Nazimabad SP DSP Qaiser Shah found around 41 kilogram charas and weapons on the second floor of the PS. “An unidentified person had been calling me for the last three days and informing me about the illegal activities,” said Haq. “Initially I did not take any action as I wanted to get a confirmed report.” He checked the register and the charas and weapons were not mentioned in it.
According to Haq, head constable (HC) Arshad was running a drug den in the police station. All the policemen were involved. “They were some women at the PS with HC Arshad, his partner’s police constables (PC) Fazal Sardar and Wajid Hussain, but the SHO informed them about the raid and they managed to escape prior to our arrival.”
The SHO feigned innocence. “How it is possible that the SHO did not know anything,” Haq said, demanding that the entire staff of the station be suspended.
The Mominabad PS is in the jurisdiction of Peerabad PS due to which the FIRs were lodged there. The FIRs Nos. 16/08 and 17/08 have been lodged against HC Arshad, PC Fazal and PC Wajid on behalf of SHO Rashid Abbas. They are still missing. Only one TT pistol of 12 was shown in the FIR.
“Somebody informed me about this drugs business,” said SHO Shahid Abbas. “Later, I informed my seniors and they conducted a raid at the PS.”
HC Arshad had been suspended weeks ago but was reinstated about three days back. “These absconding policemen will be arrested soon,” said SP Naeem Sheikh. “An inquiry is being conducted. It is the duty of the SHO to know everything about his area, especially his station. Still, there is no involvement of the SHO in this case, but it is his negligence and after finishing the inquiry, he will be punished according to the laws of negligence.”
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