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July 18, 2017

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Court to indict ex-IGP Jamali, others on August 1

Court to indict ex-IGP Jamali, others on August 1

An accountability court on Monday fixed August 1 to indict former provincial police chief, Ghulam Hyder Jamali, and other policemen in a corruption reference.

The court while hearing the ex-IGP and other respondent’s plea regarding provision of all legal documents related to the case also reserved its ruling on the matter till the next date of hearing.

Eight former police officers including Jamali, former Assistant Inspector General  Finance Fida Hussain Shah, former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ghulam Nabi Keerio, Ayaz Hussain Memon and Abdul Razzaq are accused of committing corruption of over Rs500m.

The cops are reported to have made out of turn promotions, illegal appointments and misuse their power. Jamali and his companions are alleged to have made more than 881 appointments in the police department thoughout the province and minting money from people against fake appointments in Hyderabad.

The attorney for the accused informed the court that the corruption reference against the ex-IGP and other cops was filed on the basis of an interim police inquiry report. However, a final report was yet to be presented.

The attorney questioned the action taken against other corrupt officers identified in the report. The attorney also told the court that a report prepared by the inspection team nominated by the Sindh Chief Minister was still awaited.

Besides Jamali, Hussain and Keerio police officers Meer Muhammad Abreejo, Ghulam Raza Solangi, Raja Ishtiaq Ahmed, Abdul Qadir and Ayaz Hussain were identified as the most corrupt elements in the police force, who caused a great loss to the national exchequer due to their corrupt deeds. The accused are also facing several other corruption charges.

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