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Pak cops holds mock exercise for Scotland Yard

Pak cops holds mock exercise for Scotland Yard Pakistan police has staged a mock exercise for six ‘curious’ Scotland Yard officers who wanted to know how they busted a terrorist plot in garrison city of Rawalpindi in June last year.

The exercise was held at the police headquarters in Rawalpindi yesterday after the visiting British police officers expressed curiosity in knowing the details of an operation during which Pakistani cops detected the formidable arsenal of explosives and ammunition hidden in a large gas cylinder.

The Scotland Yard team watched the police re-enact their feat and also interviewed Haroon Joyia — S P Potohar Division who led the operation.

Regional Police Officer Akhtar Umar Hayat Laleka told Dawn that the Scotland Yard team analysed how our police go about it and the pros and cons of their actions.

“They (the British police team) discussed the case in detail with our officers, especially with reference to the forensic evidences since convictions were made on the basis of forensic evidence,” he said.

Laleka said the Scotland Yard team’s visit was connected with sharing training experiences and practices between the Pakistani and the British police.

– PTI