The government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has sacked 12 police officers guilty of ‘negligence’ in the defense of a Hindu temple in the state. A temple led by members of an extremist Islamic party set the temple on fire in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The government has also suspended one year of service of 33 police officers in connection with the incident. The temple was attacked by a mob on December 30 at Teri village in Kark district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Earlier, members of the Hindu community had received permission from local authorities to renovate the decades-old temple. The crowd demolished the old building of the temple as well as new construction works.
Kohat area Deputy Inspector General of Police Tayyab Hafiz Cheema appointed Superintendent of Police (Investigation Cell) Zaheer Shah to be the investigating officer to investigate the incident and within a week the report in the case was submitted, based on the report take action on the guilty officers.