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36 DSPs suspended across Punjab

Updated March 26, 2019

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IGP says there will be zero tolerance for those causing damage to the police department.— Photo courtesy of Punjab police
IGP says there will be zero tolerance for those causing damage to the police department.— Photo courtesy of Punjab police

LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police Amjad Javed Saleemi has suspended from service 36 deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) of various districts over multiple charges.

The action was taken against them on the recommendations of the regional police officers (RPOs).

The IGP had enforced internal accountability mechanism with directions to the RPOs and heads of the district police to cleanse the force from officers with tainted record.

According to a police handout issued here on Monday, the IGP placed under suspension 36 DSPs involved in negligence, misconduct, abuse of power and corruption.

Of them 12 DSPs were from Lahore and four from Faisalabad.

In a statement issued in this respect, the IGP said there would be zero tolerance for those causing damage to the police department. He added that every official would be made accountable irrespective of his rank and without any laxity.

“The uniform requires us to provide justice to the people,” Mr Saleemi said adding that the accountability system would be made more transparent and everyone will be provided with the opportunity to present his case.

Published in Dawn, March 26th, 2019