Lahore: The department feels proud of police officers and officials who put their lives at risk and fight bravely like national heroes against the criminals and terrorists to provide protection to the lives and properties of the public. They would always be rewarded and encouraged by the police department.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Khan Baig stated this while addressing a prize distribution ceremony held at the CPO today to reward the policemen who took part in an operation and successfully arrested a terrorist from the Lahore Railways station.
Lahore DIG (Operations) Muhammad Tahir Rai, AIG (Discipline) Romail Akram and PSO to IGP Muhammad Ali Nakokara were also present on this occasion.
The IGP said that a police team was on routine patrolling in the Nolakha police limits when they noticed a suspected person. As the police team tried to stop him, the suspect tried to flee. He was captured immediately and the police recovered a bag from his possession. The bag was containing 4-Kg active explosive material. The police with the help of bomb disposal experts managed to defuse the explosive device. Because of the dutiful police officials, the city was saved from major tragedy.
IGP Punjab also said that the arrested terrorist was identified as Abdul Nabi, a resident of Kundh Kot, Kashmir. He is being interrogated but the police are yet to establish his link with any militant group.
Meanwhile, IGP Punjab distributed commendatory certificates and cash prizes of Rs 55,000 each to Constables Iqbal, Muhammad Shafique, and Anjum. The police chief also gave cash prizes of Rs 27500 each to Sub-Inspector Shahid Hussain and T-ASI Nauman besides commendatory certificates.