Bahria Town racing: SC accuses police of withholding information

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry says Islamabad police are politically influenced, withholding information from the court.

Express December 15, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that Islamabad police are politically influenced and withholding information from the court.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday were hearing a suo motu case regarding the Bahria Town car race that claimed the lives of five people on December 5.

The Chief Justice pointed out that if ministers could be dismissed, the Regional Police Officer Rawalpidndi,Mukhtar Gondal, could also meet the same fate. He said that the Punjab Chief Minister should replace such officers with independent police officials.

Justice Ramdey observed that Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja was responsible for the killing of innocent persons for allowing the race to take place.

Attorney General Khwaja Haris also informed the court that he had informed provincial authorities regarding the proper investgation of the case.

Earlier, on Monday, the Supreme Court had observed that the event had been held in violation of the Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1965 and ordered the arrest of the chief culprits, noting that police wqere reluctant to do so because the culprits were “influential”.


Muhammad Anees | 12 years ago | Reply can u ignorant sentimental people even tell me how ali riaz or bahria town even be blamed.. Ali riaz was neither the driver nor was bahria town involved in organizing the race.. y r v people so ignorant that v consider everything that media tells to be true.. can u imagine they have charged bahria town marketing manager and ali riaz with section 302 which is charged for murder.. what kind of justice is this??????????????? u people cant even imagine the pain through which the families of the accused are going through and for what??? spectators were there with their will without realizing how dangerous it can be to be standing on a footpath while watching a car race.. organizers had been repeatedly telling them to back off yet they failed to listen.. it was an accident and no one from Bahria town was involved in any way and no case can be lawfully made on Bahria Town on any grounds..
Syed Nadir El-Edroos | 12 years ago | Reply The prime suspects have already left the country, with police escort to make sure no one stopped them! Too little too late!
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