Karachi: IG told to take action against ‘delinquent’ policeman
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Wednesday directed the Sindh police chief to take disciplinary action against a policeman for defying court orders. The magistrate was hearing a case against four men – Mohammad Sajid, Zhaid Hussain, Waqas and Zahid Hussain – who have been booked for allegedly attacking a police party within the remit of the Clifton police station in November last year.
Assistant Sub–Inspectpr Hussain Bux Bhutto was the investigation officer of the case registered under Sections 324 (attempted murder), 353 (criminal assault to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The IO appeared in court on Dec 29 after the court issued a show-cause notice against him over a delay in submission of a charge-sheet. He sought time and the court granted him three days, but he failed to file the charge-sheet.
The court issued another show-cause notice to the IO on Jan 10, but he did not turn up.
Judicial Magistrate (south) Hatim Aziz Solangi directed the Inspector–General of Sindh police to take disciplinary action against the ‘delinquent’ IO and depute a responsible officer to investigate the case and submit a charge-sheet within three days.
Earlier, citing an inordinate delay in the submission of the charge-sheet the counsel for one of the suspects moved an application and requested the court to release his client under Section 63 (discharge of accused apprehended) of the criminal procedure code.
However, the public prosecutor, Shamim Ahmed, opposed the plea and requested the court to issue a directive to the IGP in this regard.