Suo motu notice: FIR lodged against Zehri’s five guards

Balochistan’s chief justice expresses outrage over scuffle between police and guards.


Mohammad Zafar July 20, 2013
File photo of PML-N Sardar Sanaullah Zehri. PHOTO: NNI

QUETTA:


Quetta’s top cop on Friday announced they had registered an FIR against five personal guards of senior Balochistan minister Sanaullah Zehri after the high court chief justice vented outrage over Thursday’s incident in which the guards had scuffled with police at the provincial assembly’s entrance.


The Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Essa had demanded action against the personal guards and illegal vehicle of provincial minister fitted with a police siren.

Capital City Police Officer Mir Zubair told a news conference on Friday that an FIR had been lodged that the persons involved in the incident.

Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch had suspended the SP of Quetta following a scuffle between the private guards of Zehri and police force stationed at the entrance of the Balochistan Assembly building. The Balochistan High Court took a suo motu notice of the chief minister’s move.

In Friday’s hearing of the Balochistan High Court, Capital City Police Officer Mir Zubair informed the court that a written order of the superintendent’s suspension had not been received, upon which the top judge inquired if newspaper reports were wrong.

“This act by the government has brought down the morale of our police,” said the chief justice.

The divisional bench hearing the case was headed by Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Justice Qazi Faez Essa.

Chief Secretary Baber Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Advocate General Shakeel Baloch and Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Quetta Mir Zubair were also present in court.

At the press conference, CCPO Mir Zubair said that on the complain of sub-inspector Neqeebullah, FIR has been lodged against Zehri’s five guards in Bejli Road Police Station.

PML leader Sheikh Jaffer Khan Mandokhail has said that vehicles in possession of Nawab Sanauallah Zehri were registered and he also had licence of the arms.

Addressing a news conference here, Mandokhail said that owing to the current situation of Balochistan, Zehri was compelled to keep guards.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2013.

COMMENTS (9)

Haseeb | 7 years ago | Reply

so FIR was registered against zehri's guards and not him who took the barrage of these guards inside the assembly premises.He demanded the suspension of the SP who stopped his guards and the Chief Minister complied obediently. FIR was not registered against the chief minister or Mr. Zehri either who are directly responsible for this. Way to go....

naeem khan Manhattan,Ks | 7 years ago | Reply

Is there any decency left in these politicians, why do they think that once elected by hook or crook, they are entitled to any thing under the sky and the laws of the land do no apply to them. Zehri could have thousand guards but they don't have the right to interfere in the police matters and the Chief Minister should be ashamed of himself by ordering suspension of SP. I know that Pakistan police is corrupt and most of the time very heavy handed but privates guards should also behave with in bounds. Why does Zehri needs a siren on his vehicle , it is just self importance , that is all. The country is in such big mess and the world community consider it as a lawless country and justifiably so when these people act like they own the country.

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