Weapons worth millions missing from punjab police warehouses


Lahore July 07 (TNS): A departmental probe has been launched against two deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), four inspectors and 20 employees after local and imported weapons worth millions of rupees have gone missing from different warehouses of Punjab Police Department.

Sources privy to the development said on Friday that Beretta guns, Black Eagle shotguns, Ruger pistols, Zigana pistols, Kalashnikovs, US pump-action and a huge number of bullets have been stolen from the warehouses in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Sahiwal, Rawalpindi and other cities.

Former Punjab Police Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera had assigned the task to related divisional commissioners, regional police officers and superintendents of police to probe the matter at the earliest.

Former SP Lahore Jamaat Ali Bukhari conducted the inquiry against police officials Shakeel, Maqsood, and Shabbir, who confessed to selling the weapons worth millions to arms dealers in Lahore.

Likewise, Faisalabad DIG Bilal Siddique is heading a probe against seven policemen involved in selling arms to private dealers. DIG Bilal Siddique, when contacted, said that those involved in stealing the weapons have been suspended and cases have been registered against them.