SC again rejects Sindh police report

March 7, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday once again rejected the report submitted by Inspector General Sindh police, observing that the report was just a piece of paper.

The larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, was hearing Karachi law and order case on the second consecutive day at its Karachi registry. The other members of bench included Justice Ameer Hani Muslim, Justice Khilji Arif, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Azmat Saeed.

After the rejection of the first report previous day, the Inspector General of Sindh police, Ghulam Haider Jamali, once again submitted a report of police performance on Karachi’s law and order situation, stating that there were 159 target killings in the city in 2015 out of which 83 cases were registered in different police station. “39 accused of those killings were arrested, 15 were killed in the encounters and 63 are still absconding. Police have submitted 22 challans of target killing cases in court. whereas four cases were declared C class,” the report added.

While expressing its displeasure and dissatisfaction on

Sindh police’s performance, the bench termed IG’s report as only a piece of paper. “The report is not more than a piece of paper for us, there is nothing but statistics,” the bench observed.

While remarking on alleged release of prisoners from the jail on parole, the court remarked that how a convicted person can be released on parole?

The bench sought the details of all prisoners released on parole since 2012.

The Apex court was appraised that the kidnapping case has been registered against the officer of Counter Terrorism Department and explanations were sought from other officers for not sharing reports.

The bench also directed the federation, provincial government and other stakeholders to redress Rangers’ reservations. “All the stakeholders should sit together and resolve Rangers’ powers issue for the sake of the city,” the bench remarked.

The court directed the chief secretary to submit a report regarding the powers of Rangers in the next hearing and adjourned the case till 10th March.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier in Monday’s hearing the rangers had questioned his powers and requested the court to allow them to allow the policing powers to them such registering FIRs, submit challans to the court and establish their own police stations.

The Rangers had demanded of the court to extend their powers such as prosecuting suspects involved in terrorism activities_ target killing, extortion and kidnapping for ransom. The Rangers’ lawyer had submitted that the paramilitary force arrested heinous criminals but later they were released due to poor investigation of police. He pointed out that main suspect of Safoora Bus carnage was arrested by them but he was released later by the court due to the poor investigation of police.