Islamabad: SHO arrested for taking bribe
ISLAMABAD: Station House Officer of Koral Police Station has been arrested on charges of taking bribe from the family of an alleged drug dealer, a police spokesman said.
Koral Police Station Inspector Abdur Razzaq allegedly received Rs200,000 as bribe from the family of an alleged drug dealer for his release.
The SHO (Koral) arrested the drug dealer on November 25 and kept him in his private jail for two days.
According to the details collected from different sources, one, Mekaeel Khan, a resident of Tarlai, Islamabad, met Superintendent of Police (Rural) Malik Umer Hayat and informed him that his uncle, Ghazi-ur-Rehman, was arrested by Koral Police on November 25, on account of drug smuggling.
The police kept him under illegal custody for two days at an unknown place without lodging any case against him.
The complainant informed the SP that SHO Abdur Razzaq demanded Rs400,000 through Head Constable Mohammad Akhtar for release of his uncle.
The complainant told the SP that he has already paid Rs200,000 to the police but the SHO, neither released his uncle nor allowed them to meet him.
He said that the SHO and his aides demanded remaining amount but they could not pay them more money.
SP (Rural) Malik Umar Hayat asked the complainant to tell police touts that they were ready to pay the amount if their uncle was brought to Khana Bridge and released.
The SP rural constituted a police team for raiding and arresting the corrupt cops. The police party arrested the touts when they reached the place along with head constable Akhtar and Khalid, a tout. The police also recovered the bribe money Rs200,000 from the SHO.
SP (Rural) Umar Hayat when contacted for his comments said that he straightaway handcuffed the SHO after the recovery of the bribe money and put him behind bars. He said that FIR against the SHO and other cops involved in the case has been lodged under sections 342, 222, 221 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and 5/2/47 of ACA.