Report Finds Close Ties Between High Ranking Sindh Police Officials and Organised Criminals
An internal inquiry’s report has revealed ties between high-ranking officials in Sindh police and members of organised crime, Express Tribune reports.
The inquiry that was conducted in 2018 by then Counter-Terrorism DIG Saqib Ismail Memon found that Kharadar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zahid Hussain (currently serving as the DSP of Darakshan Police Station) and former ASI Raja Khalid had close ties with bookies and gamblers. the report cited as evidence call data records of both officials. Khalid has been fired for involvement in criminal activities.
“It has been found that the above mentioned duo (DSP Hussain and former ASI Khalid) is running an organised and systematic network which provides to vice dens and organised crimes like bookies, gambling, bootleggers, prize-bond dealers (akra-parchi) and foreign exchange dealers,” the report read.
The report also found that DSP Hussain and Khalid operated “mainly through Kamran Usman (also a cop), who is a known beater, and Inspector Zafar Iqbal, the SHO of Mochko Police.” This finding was also backed by call data records.