Eight members of a special police team constituted to tackle crime in the State were themselves allegedly involved in “criminal activities.”

An official spokesman of the Haryana Police Department said on Monday that the accused had surrendered at Panipat on Sunday night and they had been “detained.”

An enquiry had been ordered and the detained them for an official inquiry after they surrendered late Sunday night.

“The entire 14-member special team, deputed to nab the most wanted criminals of the State, has been ordered to be totally disoperational till the completion of the enquiry by Panipat Superintendent of Police,” he added.

Interestingly, the accused persons, mostly holding the rank of Head Constables and Constables, were working under an Additional Superintendent of Police.

However, knowledgeable sources in Panipat said that the Additional Superintendent of Police was also amongst those held.