PESHAWAR, October 1: The provincial government has dismissed 160 policemen in the DI Khan jailbreak case.
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan militants, disguised as policemen, attacked the Dera Ismail Khan prison on 29 July, 2013 and released 250 prisoners including seven key militant commanders. Twelve people, including four policemen, had been killed and seven injured in the incident.
The provincial government later formed an inquiry commission, which identified the policemen responsible for negligence during the jailbreak.
On the report of the commission, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government sacked 160 policemen, including five officers. Those sacked include Jail Superintendent Mr Ghulam Ali, former district police officer Mr Sohail Khalid, deputy superintendent of police Mr Abdul Ghaffar and many other police and Elite Force personnel.