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SHC seeks hiring record of 500 cops from DIG West

By our correspondents
July 30, 2016


The Sindh High Court directed the DIG West on Friday to provide the entire record of successful candidates appointed police constables including the interview results so that it could be verified.

The directives came on an application filed by Mohammad Said and 49 others who had challenged their rejection for the posts.

They submitted that they had cleared their written tests and interviews but were not given appointment letters.

The court on the previous hearing had directed the DIG West to produce the entire record of the police recruitment before the consultation room of the Sindh High Court Bar Association so that it could be examined by the petitioner’s counsel.

The applicants’ counsel had filed a contempt application against the DIG West, submitting that despite the orders, the complete record was not produced at the meeting.

The provincial law officer opposed the application and submitted that the entire record of the recruitment of the 500 policemen had been produced for examination.  The counsel for the petitioners submitted that if the entire record of the recruitment process including the interviews was produced, he would be able to examine it and submit a report to the court.

An SHC division bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro directed the DIG West to produce the entire record of the recruitment process.

The court observed that after the examination of the record, the report should be submitted by August 22.


‘Hitman’ remanded 

A local court on Friday handed over an alleged target killer to the CTD police for three days on physical remand.

Muhammad Younus was arrested by the CTD police in the Manghopir police station jurisdictions.  He was produced before the Judicial Magistrate (West), Ahmed Sarwar.

The Investigation Officer (IO) told the court that Younus was the activist of a group of target killers, consisted of some members of the Awami National Party and the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and he has confessed to killing several people.

The IO requested the court to grant physical remand of the accused so that he could be interrogated thoroughly.

Approving the IO’s request, the court allowed the CTD police to keep the accused in custody for three days.