Lahore: DSP, SI suspended over corruption
LAHORE: A DSP and a Sub–Inspector of Organised Crime Investigation Agency have been suspended on the charges of corruption, dishonesty, and misuse of authority on Monday. DSP Tariq Illiyas Kiani, also head of Kidnapping for Ransom Branch, and an SI Muhammad Nadeem are allegedly involved in monetary corruption amounted to millions of rupees and misuse of authority with regard to several cases.
The move is being considered a first positive step towards what a senior police officer said: ‘a purification process in CIA wing of Lahore Police.’ He maintained the department was confronting several internal and external problems, which could only be resolved by serious attention by the top cops. “After long time, the department is being headed by a PSP officer with vast experience and clean professional career that is why the black sheep have filled with fear,” he remarked.
He, however, claimed a block comprising several DSPs and Inspectors of the CIA Team was being framed in favour of former SP CIA Omer Virk and to bend down the position of the current SP CIA Malik Liaqat. But, the situation is quite different now, as he enjoys the confidence of the high-ups of the City Police, he added.
CIA SP Malik Liaqat told The Nation that he suspended both officers. Quoting a case of specific nature, he said Tariq Kiani and Nadeem detained two persons for vested interests and when he (SP CIA) asked them to produce them before him, they intentionally misled him. “I have probed into the matter, and different aspects of their corruption and acts of misuse of authority have been established but I will take further legal action by following due departmental procedure,” he stated. Malik Liaqat further said a CIA Police constable–cum–dacoit Aziz Ahmed had also been suspended from service and a regular inquiry was under way against him.
According to details, four dacoits namely Muhammad Fiaz alias Munna, Muhammad Kamran alias Kami, Tayyab alias Munna Bhai and Usman were rounded up by the CIA Police a week back. A case (225/12) under sections 380, 109 and 411 of PPC was lodged in North Cantonment Police Station against them. “During preliminary investigation, the dacoits confessed to committing numerous armed robberies in different parts of the City,” said a DSP CIA, adding the dacoits, however, told the investigators that a police officer Aziz Ahmed (11144/C) was involved in several crimes. Resultantly, an FIR (259/12) was registered against him under section 155/C.D of Police Order 2002 with the same police station but after knowing about the case he went absent from the duty. The DSP further said the criminal constable was a history sheeter and another case (385/11) under section 379, 109 and 411 had also been traced against him in Mustafaabad Police Station.
The police officer said the arrested dacoits reveled they used to commit crimes and took shelter at the home of the aforementioned constable. Replying to a query, the dacoits said the said constable always received due share from the snatched or robbed valuables. They further alleged the cop sometime even joined them for crimes.
To a query, the DSP said of course the cop Aziz Ahmed would be dismissed from service after the findings of regular inquiry. Further investigations are underway.