KARACHI: MCC Preventive Karachi has found Police involvement in the smuggling of betel nut. An FIR has been lodged against two policemen and others for transporting smuggled goods and manhandling Customs officials.
Information was received through Collector Saquif Saeed regarding movement of smuggled goods. Customs staff at Hamdard Check Post was alerted to thwart the attempt and recover the smuggled goods.
However, when Customs staff spotted the suspected vehicles and stopped them, it was known that police personnel were actually transporting the smuggled betel nut. Police personnel manhandled Customs staff and took them on gun point. In the meanwhile the vehicles loaded with smuggled goods were removed.
However, the Customs staff nabbed two policemen namely PC Khawar Zaman of Gadap Police and PC Saeed Alam of CTD Police. These policemen were handed over to Manghopir Police station and an FIR has been lodged against the accused.
It may be mentioned here that after the incident when Singh Police was pressurized by certain quarters to arrest Capt. Safdar of PML-N, and senior Police officers went on leave, things have changed.
Now Police is no more under the control of security agencies. There is no check and balance on Police, which is why certain police personnel have indulged in criminal activities.
Sources said Police had now resorting to bribery and extortion while the street crimes particularly in Karachi are on the rise.