SC expresses anger over inaction against Sindh Police high-ups


KARACHI, July 6 (TNS): The Supreme Court has expressed anger over inaction against high-ups in the Sindh Police who have been involved in illegal activities in Karachi.

The case regarding action against police officials was heard in the Karachi registry of the Supreme Court on Thursday. During the hearing, the inquiry committee, constituted by the Supreme Court, submitted an interim report over the matter, but the report did not have material over any action taken against high-ups in the police department.

Expressing concern over the “biased” report, Justice Gulzar Ahmed said action has only been taken against constables and assistant superintendents, but the “big fish” have been let loose, which is not fair.

Talking about the possibilities, the Sindh advocate general said action could be taken against officers in the police department under the Civil Servants Act.

Justice Maqbool Baqar said there is a strong grouping in the Sindh Police. He added this impression should be eradicated by carrying out indiscriminate action instead of picking and choosing.

Therefore, the court ordered the committee to carry out action against all the corrupt employees, including officials of the rank of deputy inspector general, of the department and sought a report within two weeks.

While taking suo motu notice against cases the Supreme Court had found out police officials being involved in murders, robberies and extortion cases. FIRs were also registered against the accused, but they continued to enjoy their positions in the department. Therefore, the Supreme Court had constituted the inquiry committee to take action against such officials.