Case ordered against SHO on fake case complaint

LAHORE The Chief Police Officer of the city, Mohammad Aslam Tareen, directed the Saddar Divisions SP to hold a formal inquiry against Sattokatla SHO and two other officers for registering a false case against a citizen. As per details, a complainant Mian Sarmad, a dealer of cotton waste, has a business grudge with one Aftab since long. SHO Javed Siddique after greasing his palm registered a case against Mian Sarmad under section 506, 379, 147 and 148 of PPC. Sources said Chowki In-charge Nawab Town, Sub Inspector Mohammad Amin and ASI Khadim Hussain summoned the both parties twice on different days and conducted inquires. Aftab had alleged in his complain that Mian Sarmad had theft 2000 dollars but SHO refused to register any case without verification. On Saturday, the CCPO, taking a serious notice of the issue, ordered SP (Investigation) Ahmad Nawaz Cheema to conduct thorough probe into the matter personally and submit report in two days and directed him to fully ensure that no injustice be done to any innocent citizen. Talking to TheNation, Javed Siddique claimed the FIR was registered on court orders. Whenever any police officer received orders from honourable court then he is bound to register a case against the alleged accused, he added. This may worth mentioning here Javed Siddique is the same SHO who had been awarded with 'SHO of the year 2010 by the CCPO Mohammad Aslam Tareen a few days back over his excellent performance. On the other side, according to a female complainant, the SHO of the Shahdara Police Station, Inspector Sharif Sindhu is allegedly refusing to register a dacoity/robbery case despite receiving court orders. According to Farzana Bibi, a resident of Shahab Park, three dacoits took away Rs 35,000 and five tola gold while holding the family on gunpoint but when she informed police concerned, Sharif Sindhu refused to register the case on which she approached Additional Sessions Judge Javed Mehmood who ordered the SHO to register the case but to no avail. The woman claims to has personally handed over the court orders to Sharif Sindhu but he refused to register the case.

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