Are the accused more powerful than police, state: CJP

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ISLAMABAD:    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has remarked are the accused more powerful than police and state that top officers of police are helpless before them.

He gave these remarks while presiding over a 3-member bench of Supreme Court (SC) during the hearing of suo motu notice in connection with murder of family members of Umm-e-Arbab Chandio.

The court while expressing annoyance over non arrest of the absconding accused in this murder case has put DG FC Balochistan, DG Rangers Sindh and IG Sindh on notice for not extending help in arresting the absconding accused persons.

The CJP remarked during the hearing of the case “ is all the strength of Hyderabad police idle. The top officers of police are helpless before the accused. Police officers don’t come out of their offices.

The CJP while reprimanding DIG Hyderabad Naeem Sheikh on one occasion remarked have you ever gone to arrest the accused persons. We deal with you for sitting in the office and for not chasing the accused persons.

DIG Hyderabad Naeem Sheikh told the court that he has seen the site but he has never gone after the accused.

The court while issuing notices to DG FC Balochistan, DG Rangers and IG Sindh directed DG FC and DG Ranges Sindh to extend help in apprehending the accused and present report thereof before it within three weeks.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case for three weeks.

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