LAKKI MARWAT: Deputy Commissioner Lakki Marwat Jehangir Azam has taken notice of a video which went viral on the social media showing the personal assistant (PA) of the additional assistant commissioner taking bribe from a shopkeeper.

The deputy commissioner has suspended the PA, Abdul Wadood and sought explanation from Additional Assistant Commissioner Serai Naurang Muhammad Israr over the issue. The driver and staff of the additional assistant commissioner have also been removed from duty. The deputy commissioner said no one is above the law and law violators will have to face action.

A citizen has uploaded a video on the social media which shows that Abdul Wadood, PA of Additional Assistant Commissioner, is receiving some items from a shop, situated in Gambila Bazaar, free of cost. The video shows that the PA has used the official vehicle of the additional assistant commissioner and guards for ‘free shopping’

The shopkeepers have alleged that the PA was also seeking Rs5,000 per month. A shopkeeper said when he asked the PA to pay Rs120 for the items he purchased, he in turn demanded Rs5,000.

After the video went viral on the social media, the deputy commissioner took notice and suspended the PA and removed the security staff.

The additional assistant commissioner has not offered any comment on the issue so far.

Earlier, Lakki Marwat Police claimed arresting a proclaimed offender in Lakki Marwat.

Police said the proclaimed offender Nawar was arrested during a raid and a Kalashnikov was recovered from his possession. He was wanted to police in the cases of murder, attempted murder and terrorism cases.

Man gets 8-year imprisonment over cybercrime

A court in Peshawar has awarded eight years imprisonment to a person over making three fake accounts of a girl and posting her edited objectionable photos on those accounts.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Kulsoom Azam also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on the convict of cybercrime, Ehsan Sheraz. He was arrested after a case was registered by the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on 22 August, 2017. He had been behind the bars as his bail petitions were rejected both by the sessions court as well as Peshawar High Court. During the trial, the convict had pleaded guilty to the offence.

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