The Karachi registry of the Supreme Court has revoked the previously issued show-cause notice to to Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police Fayyaz Leghari on Wednesday, while hearing the Karachi law and order case on Wednesday, reported Express News.
In its earlier hearings on the law and order case, the court issued a show-case notice and ordered IG Leghari to submit a fresh report on the criminal proceedings in the hearings.
In his response, the IG Sindh submitted a report that said that according to in-house investigations of the police, 423 police officials were known of being involved in criminal activity, however no senior official was named.
Earlier, the five-member bench, headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, maintained that the report failed to mention the roles of SSP Farrukh Bashir, SSP Pir Farid Jan and other uniformed police officers who were also involved in illegal and criminal activities.
The show cause notice had however been revoked when IG Leghari offered a written apology to the court for submitting an erroneous report.
The court also asked Sindh’s top cop to submit a fresh report about the investigations being done in order to weed out criminal and corrupt elements from the police force.
According to the judges, that policemen who were part of officials’ squads go around the city acting with disorderly conduct.
The case stems from the suo motu proceedings initiated by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in August 2011 as the city went through one of its bloodiest summers.
There are about 23,000 criminals freely on the run in Karachi according to previous court and police reports.