CCPO Lahore replaced over Joseph Colony attack

Mohammad Amlesh will be the new police chief of the city.

Web Desk March 14, 2013
A mob burnt down more than 150 Christian homes in Lahore earlier this month. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/ EXPRESS

LAHORE: Amjad Javed Saleemi was removed from the post of Lahore’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) on Thursday following the Joseph Colony mob attack, reported Express News.

Mohammad Amlesh was made the new CCPO who will serve as the 16th police chief of the city.

Saleemi was previously serving as Sargodha’s regional police officer and had taken over from Additional IG Aslam Tareen.

The Supreme Court, while hearing the suo motu case of the mob attack on Wednesday, had held the CCPO responsible for not stopping a mob from burning down more than 150 Christian homes in Joseph Colony in Lahore.

The court had questioned the Punjab government regarding the steps taken against the inspector-general of police and the CCPO.

The judges were further distressed when the CCPO himself admitted that the system had indeed failed to keep houses from being torched.


asif | 8 years ago | Reply

Shahbaz and Nawaz need to be replaced too.

MJ | 8 years ago | Reply

Umer, my friend .. you are so lost in the world of internet :-)

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