In a raid: Replies sought from IGP, SHO in fake weapons case

Petitioner claims enquiry report by police crime branch exonerated him


Our Correspondent April 11, 2016
Peshawar High Court. PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court issued notices on Monday to the IGP and Gulfat Hussain police SHO for arresting a weapons dealer in an allegedly fake case regarding weapons.

Khiyal Gul filed a petition through his counsel Shakirullah Afridi. He told the division bench of Justice Roohul Amin and Justice Daud Khan that SHO Rahmatullah raided Gul’s weapons store on November 9, 2015. Afridi said the SHO arrested the petitioner and registered an FIR against him based on the allegation that the weapons confiscated from the store were illegal.



The bench was informed an application was given to IGP Nasir Khan Durrani who referred it to the crime branch of the police department.

The enquiry

The counsel added the crime branch completed an enquiry on December 29, 2015, which proved the case registered against the petitioner was not legitimate. The report was then submitted at a session court. Afridi added the session judge called the enquiry incomplete.

The counsel said the enquiry report was complete and had proved Gul innocent, therefore, action should be taken against the SHO. After hearing the arguments, the bench issued notices to the respondents to file their replies.

Promotions in LRH

The same bench restrained the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) of Lady Reading Hospital from holding a meeting regarding promotions for the posts of associate professor of medicine.

A petition was filed by Dr Nosherwan through his counsel Barkatullah Khalil. Khalil told the bench LRH had announced promotions on the posts of associate professor and an advertisement was published in the media.

The lawyer added the DPC was tasked to make promotions on the advertised posts.

“When the petitioner applied he was asked to bring Annual Confidential Report (ACR), although they are available with government and can be sought by writing to it,” he stated. The demand was unfair as it aimed to keep the applicant out of the promotion process, he added.

The counsel argued Nosherwan submitted an application at the office of the health secretary to get an ACR.

Now the LRH administration has convened a meeting of the DPC on April 21 without informing the petitioner. Khalil argued this was done so the petitioner is kept out of the race. “The board of governors wants to make promotions on the basis of nepotism,” he said.

Khalil requested the bench to stop the DPC from holding the meeting and to seek replies from it.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th,  2016.

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