LAHORE - A teenage boy was abducted from a tea-stall located in Nolakha area, police sources confirmed yesterday.

Police investigators identified the victim as Omar Farooq, a 17-year-old resident of Pakpattan district. Farooq was working as a waiter at a tea-stall near the shrine of Bibi Pakdaman. The boy was busy in work when he was kidnapped by unidentified men.

The police registered a kidnapping case against unidentified men and launched the investigations with no arrest made yet.

THREE COPS DISMISSED

DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf yesterday dismissed from service three policemen including a station house officer for backing drug-peddlers and over misuse of power.

A police spokesman said the DIG awarded the punishments to the police officials after hearing their petitions during the Orderly Room. On this occasion, the DIG also awarded minor punishments to 11 other officials over different allegations.

Former Gulberg station house officer, sub-inspector Jamshaid Ahmed, was dismissed from service over misuse of powers. Similarly, Head Constable Ali Sher and Constable Imtiaz Younis were also dismissed from service for backing drug dealers.

DIG Haider Ashraf also warned the police officials that those found involved in corruption and misuse of power would not be spared. He said that there was no room for corruption-tainted officials in the police department.

IMPOSTER IN MILITARY UNIFORM ARRESTED

City police yesterday arrested a man for impersonating himself as a Major of the Pakistan Army. Police identified the fraudster as Muhammad Tahir, who was clad in military uniform.

Police investigators told the media that the Islamabad-based real-estate agent used to rob ordinary people. He was wearing military uniform when he was detained by police.

The imposter was put behind the bars in the North Cantonment police station. The police also registered a fraud case against Tahir. Further investigation was underway.