Rawalpindi - Twenty-nine policemen including seven inspectors and five sub-inspectors were awarded punishment on different grounds by City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi yesterday.

The policemen including 7 inspectors, 5 sub-inspectors, 6 assistant sub-inspectors, 6 head constables and 5 constables were awarded departmental punishments on corruption , misuse of authority, faulty investigation and other charges .

The CPO demoted a police officer Fida Hussain from the rank of SI to ASI whereas retired a constable Tariq Mehmood forcefully. Similarly, three years service of station house officer Police Station Sadiqabad, Inspector Wasim Faraz and 3 months service of SHO PS Gujar Khan Sheikh Qasim has been forfeited. Moreover, the promotions of Inspector Wasim Faraz, Inspector Sheikh Qasim, Inspector Muhammad Salim, Inspector Muhammad Arif, Inspector Muhammad Jahangir, Inspector Abdul Ghaffar, Inspector Sana Ullah SI Sakhi Sarwar, SI Muhammad Kausar, ASI Saeed Akmal and ASI Waheen Ahmed have been stopped from three months to one year.

The services of SI Ghazanfar Abbas, ASI Zafar Ali, ASI Muhammad Ashraf, T-ASI Zafar Iqbal, HC Nusrat Hayyat, HC Zulfiqar Ali, HC Abdul Qadir, Constable Waqas Ahmed, Constable Arslan and Constable Adnan have been also forfeited by top cop from three months to 1 year.

Talking to The Nation, CPO Israr Abbasi said that the officials were found guilty during investigation. He said that prime responsibility of police is to guard the lives and properties of public, adding the black sheep in police department would be kicked out. He ordered the police officers to behave with public politely.

Meanwhile, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja yesterday held a meeting with traders of Murree to evolve comprehensive strategy to regulate traffic rush in hilly resort during Eid days.

The meeting was attended by DSP Murree Raza Ullah Khan, President Citizen Forum Murree Hafiz Javed Akhtar Abbasi, President Traders Union Raja Tufail Ikhlaq, and Raja Yasir Abbasi, acting president of Hotels Association Murree.

During the meeting, the traders apprised the RPO that inexperienced police officers have been posted in police stations of Murree who should be replaced with honest and experienced officers. The traders also sought the RPO’s help to forward their request to the government not to suspend power supply in Murree during night time as outlaws tease the families in darkness.

Addressing the meeting, RPO Wisal Fakhar said that police and traffic wardens are ready to cope with traffic rush in Murree on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. He said that the entry of the heavy traffic and vehicles and motorcycles plying without number plates and with tainted sheets would be banned in Murree. He said that the suggestions of the traders would also be given weightage for maintaining law and order in Murree. He assured the traders that all the inexperienced police officers serving in Murree would be changed after Eid.