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  • 12 cops dismissed for failing to guard shrine of Hindu saint from mob assault in KP’s Karak
  • Karak DPO orders one-year suspension of 33 extra policemen
  • KP IG says there isn’t any house within the police for negligent officers

KARAK: No less than 12 policemen have been fired from their job for exhibiting negligent and irresponsible behaviour within the mob assault on the Hindu shrine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak.

On December 30, an indignant mob had attacked and set ablaze the non secular web site in Karak. Video clips going viral on social media confirmed hordes of individuals breaking and desecrating the positioning whereas chanting slogans. Smoke is also seen emitting from the shrine after it was set on fireplace.

The Karak district police officer ordered the dismissal of 12 policemen and a one-year suspension of 33 different cops on Thursday.

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Terry police SHO Rehmatullah and Banda police ASI Mujeebullah are amongst those that have been fired.

The Karak DPO stated the cops had been dismissed in gentle of the inquiry report into the assault.

The report stated the policemen confirmed negligence, carelessness and irresponsible behaviour through the assault.

The policemen failed to guard the shrine, the Karak DPO stated.

No house in police for negligent officers: KP IG Sanaullah Abbasi

KP Inspector-Basic of Police Sanaullah Abbasi stated there isn’t any house within the police division for these exhibiting negligence.

He stated he was clear from the beginning that anybody exhibiting carelessness shall be despatched house.

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The KP IG stated the safety of the life and property of the general public is a high precedence of the police.

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On January 5, the Supreme Court docket directed KP authorities to rebuild the temple by recovering the quantity from Maulvi Sharif — one of many prime suspects behind the demolition.

A 3-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar heard a suo motu case pertaining to the demolition of the non secular web site that consists of a temple in addition to the shrine of a saint.

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Through the listening to, the bench was irked by the KP Police’s failure to guard the Hindu temple. Justice Ahsan questioned how the incident might happen with a police picket so shut by. “What was your intelligence agency doing when the mob was gathering?”

To this, KP Inspector-Basic Dr Sanaullah Abbasi stated 92 police officers who had been on obligation, together with the world’s superintendent and deputy superintendent, have been suspended and a minimum of 109 suspects have been arrested.

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