KARACHI: A whistle-blowing program, Sar-e-Aam, in its latest shocking revelation exposed malpractices by some police officials in Karachi, involved in illegal selling of arms kept at government storage, ARY News reported.
The Sar-e-Aam team, led by program host Iqrar-ul-Hasan, jeopardized their lives and exposed blacksheeps in the police department, complicit in unlawful selling of arms.
Some team members of Sar-e-Aam disguised as customers approached three police stations in Karachi – Garden Police Headquarters, Nabi Bux Police Station and Bilal Colony Police Station – and caught police officers red-handed who were illegally dealing in arms which were kept in government storage at different police stations.
The Sar-e-Aam team was also assaulted at Nabi Bux Police Station for exposing the guilty police officials in the wrongdoing.
The guilty police officers are associated with the Special Security Unit (SSU), Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC). To another shock, a police official working as custodian of weapons at a court was also caught selling arms.
One of the police officials found guilty in the illegal practice was got off scot-free by his colleagues at Nabi Bux Police Station, falling within the jurisdiction of Garden area. He was identified as SSU official, Ejaz. The other two police officers were arrested from Bilal Colony Police Station.
The weapons sold by the officials include 9-MM pistols and other arms of different calibers.
The 9-MM pistols are the most used in ongoing targeted killings in Karachi.
Additional IG Karachi Shahid Hayat Khan said he had reports regarding selling of arms and those involved in the illegal practice belonged to crime branch. He vowed to take action against guilty police officials.
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan has also taken notice of the malpractice within police department aired in ARY News program ‘Sar-e-Aam’ and ordered the IG Sindh to take action against responsible elements.
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has also taken notice of the incident and sought report.