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IGP Punjab suspends 36 DSPs over multiple charges

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

The officers from different districts were suspended on the recommendations of the regional police officers (RPOs).

The IGP had adopted a mechanism of internal accountability to cleanse the police department from officers with tainted record. The RPOs and heads of the district police were given directions to follow the policy in this regard.

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

About 12 DSPs were from Lahore and four from Faisalabad.

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 official statement read.

“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 an opportunity to justify himself.




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