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The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Islamabad High Court's decision to set free two men who had been charged with murdering a police officer and injuring three others.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, while hearing the case, observed that the security force has a habit of turning personal fights into cases of violence against the police.

"It is impossible to understand how two people were able to injure three officials and kill another before fleeing the scene while all four of the policemen were armed — did the police not have bullets in their weapons?"

"Police has a way of settling their own scores," he said, adding that police often create stories to hide their own wrongdoings.

The court subsequently upheld the IHC's order to set accused Kashif and Jamshed free in the 2011 case of the police officer's murder.