TOBA TEK SINGH -DPO Rana Shahzad Akbar suspended on Saturday Arrouti Police ASI Muhammad Zahid for showing negligence to arrest the shopkeepers who tortured the Irrigation Department employees during an anti-encroachment drive.

According to official sources, the shopkeepers attacked and tortured the Irrigation Department SDO and other employees when they attempted to retrieve the land of Irrigation Department and razed the illegally built shops in tehsil Pirmahal. The negligent ASI was leading the police party, deputed with the Irrigation Department team during the operation.

On the other hand, Faisalabad RPO Bilal Siddiq Kamyana held a meeting with parliamentarians and police officers to review the law and order in the district here on Saturday.

Mr Kamyana directed DPO Rana Shahzad Akbar and other officials to launch a vigorous crackdown on proclaimed offenders to ensure their early arrest and also take effective steps to minimise dacoity and theft incidents. Later, the RPO went to the Saddr Police Station and scrutinised the records.

While in Chak 294/GB, Counter Terrorism Department arrested two religious activists identified as Hafiz Muhammad Imran and Hafiz Ashfaq. Both of them have been shifted to an unknown place for investigation while the reason behind their arrest is unknown.