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September 15, 2020

Motorway tragedy: Lahore CCPO tenders public apology over his remarks

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September 15, 2020

LAHORE: City Police Officer (CCPO), Lahore, Umer Sheikh, on Monday sought public apology over his controversial and insensitive remarks, blaming the victim of the Motorway gang-rape for being careless.

Sheikh said he had already sought an apology over his media statement. He said he had no ill intention while giving the statement. If his comments had offended anyone, he apologises, to not only the victim but also to all others, from the core of his heart, he said. A day after the Motorway incident, he told a private TV channel that the victim should have checked petrol before setting on journey and she should have travelled by the GT Road instead of the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway. His comments invited immense criticism from the pubic. “Remove CCPO” had been a trend on twitter and a buzzword on other social media forums.