LAHORE: A young lady police constable was ‘discharged from service’ by the police authorities for making and uploading her video clips on social media.

The police high-ups took action after some video clips of their subordinate went viral on video sharing app TikTok in which objectionable language was used against the norms of the force.

The constable, who joined the department in 2019, was on three-year probation period and was recently serving in Mobile Squad, a senior police official told this reporter.

He said as soon as her videos went viral, the police high-ups deputed Mobile Squad DSP (Headquarters) Humaira Tabassum for an initial inquiry that found the constable guilty of charges and proposed a regular inquiry into the matter.

The official said the department sought an explanation from the constable through a show-cause notice, while deputing Elite Force DSP Ms Bushra for a regular inquiry.

“During the course of inquiry, the constable was again held responsible for defaming the disciplined force by her conduct on social media and wasdischarged from service,” he said, adding she was also called in the Orderly Room for personal hearing where she could not defend her position.

She had already been given three written warnings by the department for committing similar violations in the past, the police official said.

Published in Dawn, July 24th, 2020

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