LAHORE – Raiwind Circle Police booked three senior police officers including a DSP on Saturday on charges of embezzling heroine recovered from the possession of hardened criminals in their jurisdiction some days back.

According to the FIR (264/12), DSP Jehangir Karamat Butt, former SHO Raiwind Mehmood and an ASI misappropriated heroine and narcotics. The cops had seized a huge quantity of  heroine from the possession of the criminals but mentioned very small quantity in the FIR. Sources said on Monday, CCPO Aslam Tareen ordered to register a case against them under section 155-C, 468 and 471 of PPC. However, the police concerned have yet to arrest their former bosses as they have managed to escape.

Ulema urged to cooperate with police: Religious scholars should join hands with the police department for curbing terrorism, sectarianism and religious extremism to make the Punjab a crime free province, said the Punjab police chief during a meeting with a delegation of Shia leaders at PHQ on Monday. Religious scholars included Alhaj Haider Ali Mirza, Maulana Abdul Khaliq Asadi, Syed Nasir Sherazi, Maulana Waqar Naqvi, Asad Abbas Naqvi, Agha Abbas and Ameer Abbas Mirza. 

The IGP stressed upon the ulema that they can play a pivotal role in maintaining religious harmony, adding that their cooperation and constant liaison with the police department can eliminate nefarious designs of subversive elements.  Earlier, IGP addressed the participants of the second phase of DPO training course at MPDD.

In his address, IGP told the Police officers that the supporters of the criminals in Police Department would never be accepted. He expressed the hope that training courses will not only enhance the capacity building but also they could execute their role as a crime fighter more confidently.

The officers who attended this course were included DPO Khanewal, DPO Layyah, DPO Okara, DPO Chiniot, DPO Sargodha, DPO Narowal, DPO Khushab, DPO Bahawalnagar, DPO Pakpattan, DPO Attock, DPO Vehari, DPO Rajanpur, SP/RIB, SSP/Inv Faisalabad, SSP Investigation Lodhran, SP Sadr Division Rawalpindi, SSP (Operations) Multan, SP/RIB Gujranwala, SSP Security, Special Branch, Punjab, SP Investigation Sheikhupura and Addl. SP Saddar Division, Faisalabad.