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197 complaints lodged against police in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: At least 197 complaints were lodged with Anti-Corruption Department against police on charges of corruption in the Rawalpindi region during one and half year.

Cases were registered against 24 Station House Officers (SHOs) of four districts on the allegations of corruption. Sources said none of the accused was awarded punishment.

Sixteen SHOs who were arrested on corruption charges during current year included Muhammad Khan, Ejaz, Ghulam Abbas, Liaqat Hussain, Shoukat Ali Muahmmad Ejaz, Muhammad Iqbal, Rafaqat Hussain, Sarwar and others.

Sources said there has been rise in embezzlement and corrupt practices at the police stations level in Rawalpindi region.