PESHAWAR: A lecturer of Islamia College, Peshawar has been arrested on suspicion of selling drugs in the varsity.
SSP Operations Sajjad Khan told media that Bashir Ahmad, a lecturer in the English department, was arrested from Regi Model Town, an area in the city that shares a border with Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Sajjad said complaints of drugs being used in the varsity had been reported earlier, after which police took action. He explained that police had set up special checkpoints and arrested him when his vehicle was stopped and checked.
The professor resisted arrest, informed the official, adding that two pistols were also recovered from his possession.
Initial investigations suggest the teacher was supplying drugs in the varsity.
While talking about the arrested lecturer, an employee in the administration of Islamia College, requesting anonymity, told media that Ahmad was studying at the varsity in 2008 and was an active member of the students federation during the time. He later became a teacher after completing his studies.
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