LAHORE - At least 80 percent complainants in an open court of IG Punjab held at Central Police Office (CPO) on Saturday blamed the police department for conniving with the accused to mint money and leaving the aggrieved at the mercy of criminals. People further complained that the announcement of holding an open court should be made 3-4 days prior to the commencement of the open court. About 85 people out of above 100 expressed their grievances against policemen involved directly or indirectly in committing crimes, receiving extortion money and registering bogus cases against the innocent people. However, Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar issued necessary orders on the spot against the accused police officers. A 17-year-old girl Amna Hussain, student of class 10th and resident of district Chiniot, was among the complainants, who alleged that she was kidnapped on gunpoint by five accused on January 1, 2010. She was later victimised to gang rape, which was proved when two Inspectors Ishtiaq Rasool and Muhammad Afzal thoroughly investigated the incident. Instead of providing her justice, a DSP Riaz Chadhar, deputed at Crime Branch Lahore, allegedly prepared a bogus report and was still patronising the accused. Interestingly, a citizen Sheikh Yaqoob alleged that two ASIs and one Inspector registered three bogus cases against him within a day, after the police received bribe from his rivals. The IG Punjab summoned CCPO Aslam Tareen, SP Model Town, ASP Icchra and SHO Shadman and investigation officer at CPO. The situation became more interesting when Yaqoob, pointing towards the officers, said that these officers had also received bribe from him on which Tariq Saleem Dogar directed CCPO to personally inquire into the incident and report him. Another citizen Manzoor Ahmed alleged that SHO Johar Town Inspector Nazeer Opal misbehaved with him besides issuing life threats when he visited police station for registering his case on which IG Punjab summoned SP Saddar, DSP Township and SHO Johar Town. However, SP Saddar Zeeshan Asghar apologised on behalf of SHO Nazeer Opal but Tariq Saleem Dogar snubbed the SP and ordered him of initiating disciplinary action against Nazeer Opal. The inquiry was conducted on the spot in which inquiry officer held the SHO guilty, on which IG Punjab suspended him with immediate effect. Likewise, a citizen from Faisalabad Aslam Mushtaq alleged that ASI Muhammad Nawaz of Peoples Colony took bribe for recruitment of his son in the Police Department but neither he got his son recruited nor was returning money. Irshad Malik, a complainant from Lahore, stated in his application that he had already submitted an application against ASI Ashiq Hussain of PS Factory Area to CCPO Lahore and the SP Discipline was probing into the matter but the official was threatening the applicant of dire consequences. Talking to this scribe, Tariq Saleem Dogar said the basic objective of holding this open court was to minimise distance between common people and the police. During my tenure, the statistics of crimes was made public and the access of people was ensured. Every officer knows that a tangible action will be initiated against him if he is found guilty, he added.