Rawalpindi Police flout court orders to save trespassing policemen

Rawalpindi Police flout court orders to save trespassing policemen

RAWALPINDI: Additional District and Sessions Judge Sajjad Hussain Sindhar on Monday directed Rawal Town SP, New Town DSP and Sadiqabald SHO to appear in his court today (Tuesday) to explain why they have been flouting court orders for registration of a criminal case against trespassing police officials.

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Petitioner Manzoor Begum, of Muslim Town, prayed the court that on June 6 around 15 uniformed police officials accompanied by 50 unidentified men trespassed into her house, holding deadly weapons. She said they searched the house and beat her son up badly.

She said a uniformed man named Muhammad Idrees Rathore claimed to be Sihala Police Station house officer (SHO). She stated that the

police tortured her family members and local people gathered at her house to hear their cries. She said the police threatened them and said they were looking for an absconder

in her house.

After search, the police took three members of her family named Nasba Naz, Waheed and Mudassir Ali to Sihala Police Station and promised to release them after questioning.

She said it did not happen as the police registered a narcotics case and stating falsely that they had recovered heroin from Mudassir’s car.

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She said the police had taken his family members from inside her house in full view of public and sought justice form the court. She pleaded that a criminal case against the trespassing police officials be registered and the false case against her family members be withdrawn.

In response, the court directed Sadiqabad police to register a case against the trespassers on June 30 but they did not, flouting court orders.

The petitioner then filed a fresh petition against Sadiqabad SHO and the court sough the latter’s reply on Monday.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Abdul Latif of Sadiqabad police appeared before the court on behalf of his boss and failed to explain why the court orders were flouted. The court then repeated its directives that the SHO was bound to register a case against the trespassing police officials under Section 154 CrPC.

The SI returned to court at 1:30pm stating on oath that he had delivered the court order to the SHO while he was performing duty outside Arid Agriculture University along with New Town DSP and Rawal Town SP and that all of them had held back from complying with the court orders and registering a case against the trespassers.

Upon this, Additional District and Sessions Judge Sajjad Hussain Sindhar wrote to Regional Police Officer (RPO) Nasir Khan Durrani through District and Sessions Judge Raouf Ahmed Sheikh about how the SHO, SP and DSP had been flouting court orders besides directing the three to appear before court today (Tuesday) for explanation.

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