ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As many as 102 Islamabad police officers/officials were found involved in criminal activities in the last five years and 72 criminal cases were registered against them, the Minister for Interior Ijaz Ahmed Shah told the Senate.
Replying to a question by Senator Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini, the minister told the Senate in writing that from September 15, 2015 to September 15, 2020, a total of 102 police officers/officials were found involved in criminal activities in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and 72 criminal cases were registered against those police officials during the period.
The minister told that 54 challans were filed against the accused officials, 9 cases were canceled while 9 accused officials are under investigation.
The House was apprised that the accused police officials include 2 Inspectors, 5 Sub-Inspectors (SI), 16 Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASI), 7 Head Constables, 69 Constables, and 3 Followers.It was further apprised that 20 Islamabad police officials were awarded major punishments, 10 were awarded minor punishments, 14 were placed under suspension, inquiries against 10 police officials are under process, and 46 officials were acquitted.
Ijaz Ahmed Shah also told that as per the government’s policy, in order to erase the corruption from top to bottom within the department, an International Accountability Unit is functional at the Central Police Office (CPO) and Complaint Office at the Office of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Islamabad have already been established where the aggrieved persons can submit their applications and the same are being entertained on absolute merit.
Whereas applications submitted on the Prime Minister’s Portal System are also being entertained and after through enquiries the delinquents are being dealt departmentally and criminal proceedings are initiated against the accused officials if any cognizable offense is found attracted.