Islamabad - The senior superintendent of Islamabad police has punished and penalized at least seven cops and dismissed two others after they were found breaching and violating service discipline.

SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiyani paid a surprise visit to different locations including the Red Zone check post and found the policemen either absent from duty or breaching of discipline.

According to a police source, five policemen have been issued show-cause notice for breach of discipline, services of Inspector Arshad Mahmood has been confiscated for two years while ASI Ashraf Chisiti was demoted and made head constable.

Similarly, head constables, Imran and Tariq were dismissed from service for being absent from a sensitive location.