Police officer suspended for taking bribe.

BAHAWALNAGAR -- The district police officer (DPO) on Friday suspended an investigating officer from service and launched a departmental investigation after a video clip of him taking a bribe at the McLeod Ganj Police Station went viral on social media.

On the other hand, no action has been taken against a Razakar of the same police station though video clips of him taking a bribe from a citizen are also making rounds on social media.

The video clip shows Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Javed Lubana sitting inside the police station, demanding and receiving the bribe from a citizen. In another video clip, a Razakar, identified as Aqeel, is seen receiving the bribe while standing inside the courtyard of the McLeod Ganj Police Station.

As soon as the video clips went viral, Bahawalnagar DPO Muhammad Esa Khan suspended the ASI from service and initiated a departmental inquiry into the charge against him, a handout issued by DPO office on Friday said. It added the inquiry of the matter had been handed over to SP Investigations Farooq Anwar.

The DPO's spokesperson Adnan Bhatti, while showing his ignorance of the video clips of the Razakar, told Dawn the entry of...

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