MARDAN, 12 October: District Police Officer (DPO) Mardan Dr Mian Saeed Ahmed has suspended three policemen, including two head constables, on charges of links with criminals and accepting bribes and sent them to quarter guard.

Police said Rustam Police Station Charguli check post head constable Hayat Khan has been suspended over charges of accepting bribe from a citizen, Takht Bhai Serai Behlol check post head constable Hayat Zaman has been suspended over charges of corruption and links with criminals, while constable Ibrarullah has been suspended over alleged smuggling of non-custom paid vehicles.

The DPO said corrupt elements will never be tolerated in the police force. He said strict action will be taken against corrupt officials.