Islamabad: 2 cops among 7 arrested for looting citizens at pickets
ISLAMABAD: The Investigation Wing of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of the Islamabad police have arrested seven persons, including two policemen and a woman who are allegedly involved in depriving citizens of valuables at fake police pickets at Tarnol.
According to a police spokesman, Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sikandar Hayat got information that some policemen along with their accomplices in police uniform looted people after erecting fake police pickets.
The IGP took notice and constituted a special team under the supervision of Investigations ASP Hassan Iqbal to arrest them.
The team took prompt action and succeeded to arrest seven persons including two policemen and a woman. They were found looting people at a fake police checkpost near the Islamabad Toll Plaza.
The nabbed persons have been identified as Head Constable Aun Abbas, Constable Ishtiaq Ahmed of the Tarnol Police Station, Saima, Nadir Bux, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Sheeren Hayat and Ayub.
During preliminary investigations, the accused revealed that Tarnol Station House Officer (SHO) Sattar Baig was also involved with them.
However, the SHO managed to escape soon after their arrest and police teams have been conducting raids to arrest him.
A case has been registered against the nabbed persons at the Tarnol Police Station, while a car with fake number plates used by the SHO had been recovered from the accused.
The police recovered drugs, two 30-bore pistols, Rs 72,000 and Afghan currency from the car, while another car with fake number plates, seven mobile phones, six memory cards and one motorbike had also been recovered from them.
Meanwhile, the IGP said the personnel brining a bad name to the Police Department by their involvement in criminal practices would not be tolerated. He said such black sheep would be shown the door, as the Islamabad police had no space for them.
He directed all police officials to work with honesty and serve people otherwise strict action would be taken against them.
He said the basic responsibility of the police was to serve people and every policeman should accomplish this task.