DPO transfer case: Punjab CM apologizes as SC rejects ex-IG’s report

17 Sep, 2018 4:02 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected former Inspector general of Police (IGP) Kaleem Imam’s inquiry report in the transfer of former Pakpattan district police officer Rizwan Umar Gondal.

A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case related to political meddling in the transfer of DPO. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar appeared before court on the court summon.

CJP Nisar rejected the probe report, terming it bogus and malafide. He also remarked that the report of IG tried to save one person and declared accused to the police officers. The former IG also tendered unconditional apology on the mercy of the court.

CM Buzdar informed the court that the matter came into his knowledge three days after assuming the office. “I have not contacted with anyone about transfer of the DPO, he said.

The CJP said remarked that everything will be come on surface about contacts after the inquiry. The top judge expressed anger on the CM, saying “do meet the police officers but why did you invite Ahsan Gujjar?” “I offered tea to RPO. Ahsan said that those children are also mine. I want to depoliticize the police,” Usman replied.

The CJP also asked the chief minister if he had said that he didn’t want to see the police officer’s face. He denied having issued any such directions and political influence to transfer the DPO.

However, Ahsan Jamil and the chief minister offered an unconditional apology over his attitude in and outside the apex court.

The apex court ordered senior police officer Khalid to present the fresh inquiry report within 15 days.

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