Islamabad - At least three officials of Islamabad police have been suspended and detained at the Police Lines after some female constables alleged that their male colleagues sexually abused them on different occasions under the pretext of inquiries and explanations, official sources informed on Tuesday.

The three suspects including Ishaq, Orangzeb and Arshad have been detained (Quarter Guard) at the Police Lines and are being interrogated by the high ups.  They would not be allowed to move anywhere until completion of investigation into the case, said the officials speaking on condition of anonymity. However, one senior officer nearing retirement, also accused of harassment has not been detained, according to the officials. They further said that more culprits may be identified as the investigation starts.

An anonymous letter supposedly written by the lady constables of Islamabad police went viral on Monday evening. Soon after the letter started circulating on social media, IG Islamabad police held a Darbar (Open Forum) at the Police Lines to listen to the grievances of the lady constables.

However, according to the official sources, no one amongst the lady constables stepped forward to repeat her allegations. The IGP, Sultan Azam Temuri however, appointed AIG (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo as an inquiry officer in the case.

The letter was addressed to Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief Justice Islamabad High Court, Interior Minister, Chief Commissioner Islamabad and the IGP at the end of March 2018 with a request to take action against the culprits.

The female colleagues had alleged that the readers and operators of the senior police officers used to sexually abuse them on the occasion of their appearance before the high ups in connection with minor charges. “They would offer to settle the issue at their own against some favour”, the letter alleged. The letter also claimed that the victims have videos and photographs where the accused can be seen abusing their female colleagues. They alleged that DSP (Headquarters) and some of the readers and operators were involved in the dirty game.  

The victims have sought help of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar to save their lot from sexual abuse at the hands of operators and readers of the police high-ups. The officials said that the inquiry officer will file a complete report within seven days.