LAHORE - Investigations DIG awarded punishments to nine police inspectors due to their alleged involvement in negligence and misuse of authority, said police spokesman on Sunday. He said the DIG was hearing the response of show-cause notices issued to inspectors while their responses were not found satisfactory.

He terminated the services of CIA Sub inspector Zaheerud-Din Babar and Mozang Police Station’s ASI Yaasin who were found involved in misuse of authority, removing papers from case file and negligence in duty respectively. Johar Town Investigation Incharge Zahid Hussain was suspended on misuse of authority. DIG reverted Inspector Farukh Riaz from his designation to SI on his criminal negligence in duty. Defence Investigation Incharge Inspector Hassan Aziz, Inspector Muhammad Arshad and Inspector Muhammad Ashfaq were awarded punishment of confiscation and the DIG stopped their annual promotion. DIG also punished Inspector Asif Atta and Zikrya Yousuf by stopping their annual promotion on failing to arrest the accused.