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Saturday Jan 25 2020
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Senior Sindh Police officer found involved in smuggling of Iranian diesel

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An internal police investigation has found a senior officer of Sindh Police allegedly involved in the smuggling and selling of Iranian diesel and petrol in the district, The News reported on Saturday.

The investigation report has landed in the hands of the Advocate General Sindh after an officer tasked to the investigation 'leaked' a copy. 

DIG Sukkur Iqbal Dara was investigated by an enquiry team headed by DIG Imran Yaqoob Minhas after AIG Sindh Aftab Ahmed received reports that DIG Dara was involved in the unchecked movement of smuggled fuel.

Sources who have seen the inquiry report claim that DIG Dara was involved in supplying the smuggled fuel with the help of a fuel dealer known as Najibullah Indhar, a police officer identified as SHO Sangi, and a retired official of the Frontier Corps named Mohammad Afzal.

Following the probe, Inspector Ghulam Ali Jumani, who had been part of the inquiry team, allegedly 'submitted' a copy of the report to the Advocate General Sindh.

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The News's sources said in the report that close to 100 oil tankers of smuggled fuel from Jhat Patt in Jaffarabad, Balochistan used to enter Sindh without hindrance. 

The report stated that the tankers were not stopped by various police check-posts in Jacobabad, Sukkur, Kashmore or Shikarpur.

According to the investigation, the retired Frontier Corps officer, Mohammad Afzal, was allegedly a crucial player in the smuggling racket.

According to the police report, DIG Iqbal Dara was also involved in extortion and illegal activities in the region, The News reported.

Following the leakage of the report, DIG Dara had directed Inspector Juman to vacate his official residence in PTC Larkana.

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Meanwhile, the Sindh Police chief, Inspector General Dr Kaleem Imam, has also sought an explanation from Inspector Jumani as to why the report landed in the hands of the advocate general, who is an unsanctioned officer.