7 accused dope guard, flee from lock up

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CHICHAWATNI – Seven accused criminals managed to escape from Saddar police station after cutting iron bars of the lock up late on Sunday night.
DPO Sahiwal Rana Ayaz Saleem said on Monday that the criminals doped the guard on duty by giving him food mixed with intoxicants, and then escaped by cutting the bars of the window.
Police blocked all the entry and exit points of the area and was searching for the outlaws – Arshad, Shahbaz, Akram, Imtiaz, Yusuf, Nawaz, and Mithu.
The DPO further said that case has been registered against SHO Ch. Allah Ditta and six other officials including an ASI, Naib Moharrar, two head constables, and two constables.
Meanwhile, RPO Sahiwal Dr Arif Mushtaq, while talking to media, called the incident a result of “sheer negligence” on the part of concerned police officials.
He disclosed that three out of the seven accused were in illegal custody of police, adding that a case in this regard would also be registered against the concerned policemen.