Islamabad: SI held, SHO suspended in connection with blackmailing
ISLAMABAD: A sub-inspector of the Sabzi Mandi Police Station has been arrested for blackmailing and getting bribe from a man, police sources told ‘The News’ on Sunday. Taking notice of the case, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik suspended Sabzi Mandi Police Station SHO Zawar Hussain, terming him not eligible for the post, the spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said. Sadaqat Ali, belonging to Rawalpindi, lodged a complaint with police authorities, saying that a sub–inspector (SI) of the Sabzi Mandi Police Station, Shahid Munir, intercepted him at a police picket when he was going home from his job.
According to him, the officer took him to the police station, alleging that he was found in an objectionable condition with a woman.
The complainant protested against the blackmailing behaviour of the police officer. “The police officer, later, produced a prostitute, saying that she was with me and she also revealed her false relations with me. He threatened me that he would call the media to tarnish my image in society.”
Consequently, the police officer demanded Rs50,000 for his release, Sadaqat Ali said. The complainant added that he called his brother who paid Rs6,500 in cash and a cheque for Rs10,000 on his name after bargaining.
Police authorities, after a departmental inquiry, ordered lodging of an FIR against Shahid Munir and arrested him.
The Sabzi Mandi Police, following the orders of the high-ups, booked the police officer under Sections 5/2/47 PCA and 161 CrPC and arrested him.