SC expresses anger over selective action against tainted police officials


Karachi July 6 (TNS): The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its anger over the Sindh police inquiry committee report for not taking action against police officials involved in illegal activities in Karachi.

When the Supreme Court Karachi registry resumed the hearing into the case, the inquiry committee submitted an interim report that did not contain the name of high officials against whom action has been taken.

While expressing its resentment over the “biased” report, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, who was heading the three-member bench, said action has only been taken against constables and assistant superintendents but the “big fish” have been spared which was not just.

The advocate general said action could be taken against the officers in the police department under the Civil Servants Act.

Justice Maqbool Baqar said there was a strong grouping within the Sindh Police and the impression should be done away with by carrying out an indiscriminate action across the board instead of a selective action.

The apex court ordered the inquiry committee to take action against all the corrupt policemen including the officers. The bench sought a report within two weeks.

While taking suo motu notice of the alleged involvement of police officials in murder, robbery and extortion cases, the Supreme Court had constituted the inquiry committee headed by AIG Sannaullah Abbasi. FIRs had been registered against the accused, who continued to work in the police department.