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January 10, 2013

Cop who tried to nab ex-ISI man on court orders posted out

Islamabad

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January 10, 2013

ISLAMABAD: A police officer, who tried to arrest former deputy DG ISI (Counter Intelligence) Maj Gen (retd) Nusrat Naeem on fraud charges on a court’s order, has finally been posted out from the federal capital and sent to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Dr Khurram Rasheed, SP (Industrial Area), was first made OSD on December 2 last year following his refusal to the top bosses pressing him against obeying the court order, then surrendered to the Establishment Division and on Tuesday transferred to militancy-hit KP. Interior Ministry defended its decision before the Supreme Court, stating that since Khurram had completed three-year tenure in Islamabad, he had been relieved. This decision is in contrast with the treatment being provided to other pliant police officers serving in the federal capital for more than three years.
Right from IG Islamabad down to SPs, there are at least five police officers who have been in the capital for the past three to six years and have not been posted out as they apparently have learnt the art of survival by not messing up with the high and mighty. Bani Amin, IG, has now completed three-year in Islamabad but there is no sign of posting him out in the near future.
Likewise, Tahir Alam, (AIG Operations), joined Islamabad Police in the beginning of 2009 and continues to be here. Dr Moeen Masood (SSP Traffic) has been in Islamabad for last six-year. Mir Waiz (SSP Security Division) started with the capital police in 2007-8 and the ministry realized at no point that his three-year tenure has been completed. Ahmed Mukarram (DIG Security) has been in Islamabad for ages without any dislocation. Sajid Kiani (SP Saddar Zone) has been with Islamabad Police since 2008.
The Supreme Court had taken a sou moto notice in the case of Dr Khurram along with two other officers removed for not obeying illegal orders of their bosses. As the Secretary Interior defended Khurram’s transfer on the ground of three-year tenure, the point was

accepted. However, the motives behind this decision remained unexplained and the duration of service in Islamabad of other police officers was not discussed.
Khurram had ordered an FIR against Maj Gen (R) Nusrat Naeem on fraud charges. It was done but he was removed before the arrest could have been made. Not only Khurramn, the SHO and an investigation officer who dared to arrest him on the court’s order were also removed.
Nusrat Naeem was implicated in issuing a bogus cheque of Rs35 million to one Mohammad Ali from whom he purchased a steel mill for Rs140 million.
When the cheque bounced, Mohammad Ali went to the local court, which directed the Islamabad Police to register an FIR against Naeem and subsequently arrest him. The case fell in the jurisdiction of the Industrial Area Police. Dr Khurram Rashid, SP (Industrial Area) directed SHO I-9 Police Station to comply with the court order that resulted in registration of FIR 446 on November 26.
Then followed a stream of calls from the high-ups to stop his arrest. A well-placed government official is said to have summoned a senior police officer at his residence on Friday. As the officer reached there, he found the wanted accused having lunch with the government official. The police were directed not to proceed further against him. When Nusrat Naeem came out of the official’s residence, he received a call from SHO I-9 Police Station Shafique Ahmad who had summoned him. As Nusrat Naeem reached there, he was told in plain words about his likely arrest on the court’s directives, sources privy to the details say.
In the meanwhile, two serving military officers reached there to rescue him. Nusrat Naeem was released on the condition that he would pay Rs35 million to Mohammad Ali by December 1. He was allowed to leave with consent of the complainant.
As the deadline expired and Nusrat Naeem failed to make the payment, efforts resumed to arrest him. But before that could happen, the officers dealing with the case were sidelined.
Earlier, Islamabad Police failed to nab a serving Army Major Zubair Ali Khan (PA 38111 of 63 FF Regiment), implicated in a land fraud case. The complainant, Yawar Saeed, has been struggling for the last six years to get justice.
A local court declared Zubair a proclaimed offender in 2010 but he is still in service. Neither has he been handed over to the Islamabad Police as was demanded several times for investigation nor did the GHQ proceed against him.