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SHO Humiliation: CJP expresses anger over Police performance

Islamabad (May 15, 2017): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on  Monday reprimanded Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mirpur Khas, while expressing anger over police performance in a suo motu case relating humiliation of an SHO by a feudal lord in Umerkot.A three members bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice heard the suo motu case relating to humiliation of SHO Umerkot by a feudal lord and local leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The CJP while expressing his anger over non-arrest of the main accused in the case, Nawab Zaid Talpur, reprimanded DIG Mirpurkhas Javed Aalam Odho.

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The CJP asked police as to why the main accused of the case was not yet arrested, saying that it seems police is not interested in his arrest.

The DIG told the court that Zaid Talpur and Asif Pathan had secured pre-arrest bail from a court and six other accused were absconding while two were arrested.

He further told the court that the SHO and DSP had been suspended for not giving correct and timely information about the incident.

Upon this the CJP said that it seemed police department had itself no care for its honor and dignity. The CJP remarked that on a single phone call the court’s order could have been obtained, “You even don’t know as to when and for how many days the bail has been granted to the accused by the court,” the CJP remarked.

Justice Faisal Arab said that it seemed both the police officers were removed on the order of Nawab sahib.

Later, police submitted a report regarding protective bail of the accused.  Hearing of the case was adjourned for three weeks.

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