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Karachi unrest case: 423 policemen to be supended

Publication Date : 26-02-2013


The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a show-cause notice to the Inspector General of Sindh police and ordered the suspension of 423 personnel of the Sindh police involved in illegal activities on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

A larger bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamali resumed the hearing of the case pertaining to the implementation of the court’s earlier order over the Karachi law and order situation at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry.

During the hearing the court expressing its dissatisfaction issued a show-cause notice to Sindh Police IG Fayyaz Leghari.

In its remarks the court inquired as to why were 430 policemen, who were involved in illegal activities, not suspended and still posted  for duties.

The court further remarked that not only were the corrupt policemen performing duties but were posted at sensitive locations as well.

The court ordered the suspension of 423 police personnel suspected of involvement in illegal activities and instructed Sindh’s IGP to submit a reply within a day and adjourned the hearing of the case until February 27.


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