|Go back to your duties, SC orders policemen accompanying officials|
24 October 2012
KARACHI: All police officials accompanying high-level officials to the hearing of the Karachi unrest case underway in the Karachi Registry were ordered to return to their duties by a five-member bench of the apex court, Express News reported on Wednesday.
The court, while the hearing was underway, ordered all SHOs to return to their police stations for performing their duties.
“If all officers come here, who will perform their duties in their respective areas?” enquired the bench before sending all of them off to their designated posts.
Today is the second hearing of the case, which is a follow-up of the court orders issued in the suo motu notice taken by the Supreme Court last year.
The five-member bench is hearing the case to assess if and how the earlier verdict of the court was implemented in the city.
Out of the officials summoned in the previous hearing, DG Rangers and the chief secretary Sindh appeared in court.
In the last hearing, the police and Sindh officials tried their best to persuade the Supreme Court that they had acted on its recommendations from a year ago to successfully bring down Karachi’s crime rate – but the judges would have none of it.
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