14 cops sacked for staged shootout in Gujranwala
GUJRANWALA: The regional police officer (RPO) on Wednesday dismissed 14 policemen, including four inspectors and as many sub-inspectors, and sent a driver on compulsory retirement for their involvement in a staged shootout.
According to a handout, the police had killed Muhammad Tariq, of Gujranwala, in a ‘shootout’ near Motra (Daska) on May 21, 2008.
Tariq’s brother Muhammad Inayat lodged a case against the police while Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took suo motu notice of the incident and ordered a probe.
The ensuing investigations confirmed that Tariq was killed in a staged shootout on which DIG Tariq Masood Yasin sacked inspectors Riaz Dar, Khalid Mahmood, Javed Hasan and Malik Irfan, sub-inspectors Akhtar, Amjad Khalid, Sajjad Anwar and Muhammad Ilyas, assistant sub-inspector Afzal and constables Sajjad, Shahbaz, Karamat, Farooq and Usman.
The RPO also sent constable/driver Zulfikar on forced retirement.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.