Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – Sindh High COurt (SHC) Tuesday indicted as many 8 top officials of SIndh Police including Inspector General Ghulam Haider Jamali in a contempt of court case.

Jamali and other officials were issued contempt of court notice in case related to siege of Sindh High Court and torture on the former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza’s guards and media men in the court’s premises in March this year.

Earlier the court refused to accept unconditional apologies of police officials terming them ‘submitted without free-will” in the case.

Sindh Chief Secretary had previously requested the court to avoid indictment of IG Ghulam Haider Jamali at least till local bodies elections as the province is facing serious threats to law and order. He further informed the court that police action was carried out without any directions of Sindh government.

However during Tuesday’s hearing court said that enough time has been given to Sindh government for making alternative arrangements and now all officials shall be indicted under contempt of court charges.

Following the indictment all officials including IG Sindh Police rejected the charges leveled against them at which court ordered the prosecution team to present witnesses on next hearing.