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  • Lahore CCPO Umar Sheikh controversial feedback introduced quite a few complaints to CM Buzdar
  • Sheikh’s victim-blaming feedback in probably the most high-profile rape incidents of Pakistan brought about an uproar
  • He hurled abuses at a number of cops, inflicting a whole lot of resentment and unrest within the drive
  • He lent absolute help to Dr Anoosh Masood Chaudhry, a controversial officer who was later transferred to Islamabad

Lahore’s Capital Metropolis Police Officer (CCPO), Mohammad Umar Sheikh, was faraway from his publish earlier as we speak, with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar approving the cop’s switch to Farooqabad.

Sheikh made headlines after his feedback on a case when armed males had subjected a lady to ugly sexual assault on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway after midnight. 

Learn extra: Punjab CM Usman Buzdar removes Lahore CCPO Umar Sheikh

In what grew to become probably the most high-profile rape incidents that triggered protests throughout Pakistan, the CCPO Lahore shifted the blame on the survivor, making victim-blaming feedback that led to an uproar among the many members of the civil society.

Although he apologised just a few occasions, he continued to subject statements and move controversial feedback which introduced quite a few complaints to CM Buzdar.

Associated: Lahore CCPO says motorway rape survivor travelled with out husband’s permission

Amid a number of complaints lodged towards the CCPO, Punjab Chief Minister was knowledgeable that Sheikh assigned an amputee officer to Buzdar’s safety and one other worker who earlier labored with police vans.

In one other case, he misbehaved with a superintendent of police (SP) when he resumed work after sick depart. The CCPO additionally hurled abuses at a number of cops, inflicting unrest within the drive.

The actions and behavior of Sheikh — who was appointed on the advice of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Inside Barrister Mirza Shahzad Akbar to take care of the land-grabbing mafia — brought about a whole lot of resentment among the many Lahore police. Reportedly, the CCPO would summon whoever he needed, handcuff them, and have them thrown behind the bars.

Additionally learn: Lahore CCPO blames motorway rape sufferer for selection of route, travelling late at night time

The CCPO Lahore was reportedly by no means current in his workplace in the course of the official work hours however used to go there at night time. He was additionally by no means on good phrases with the general public.

Previous to his victim-blaming feedback, Sheikh had additionally misbehaved with the inspector-general of police (IGP) for Punjab, Inam Ghani. He was not current for a gathering on legislation and order scenario — held on the Lahore registry of the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan — and presided over by a senior choose who stuffed in for the chief justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed.

When requested the place the CCPO Lahore was, IGP Ghani was directed to name him in. Upon arrival, Sheikh mentioned he was “busy with some other matters,” a press release which shocked the assembly’s contributors. “You were busy with something else when there’s a Supreme Court meeting going on,” he was requested.

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Because the assembly concluded and the contributors left, Ghani requested the CCPO if he even knew what was the required etiquette for such occasions and the way it was unwise of him to be absent. In response,  Sheikh reportedly informed the IGP that he knew his work “very well” and that he didn’t want anybody “to tell [him] how to do [his] job.”

Subsequently, many extra complaints have been registered towards Sheikh.

In one more case, former SP Cantt, Dr Anoosh Masood Chaudhry,  misbehaved with the senior superintendent of police (SSP) for investigation in Lahore, Abdul Ghaffar Qaisrani, telling him to not intrude along with her official issues when Qaisrani initiated an inquiry in a land-grabbing case.

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 Dr Anoosh Chaudhry reportedly had “complete and absolute support from the CCPO Lahore.” A grievance was then despatched to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat and Chaudhry was directed to report back to the Punjab Providers Division after which to the Institution Division, Islamabad.

Sheikh, who was immediately appointed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, was additionally faraway from his place by the premier’s approval after complaints within the PM Secretariat have been greenlit.

Changed by Ghulam Mehmood Dogar

The CCPO Lahore has been changed by Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, previously the deputy inspector-general (DIG) of police for technical procurement at Punjab’s Central Police Workplace.

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A senior and seasoned police officer, Dogar is in line for promotion subsequent month. He has labored extensively in Lahore and is aware of the capital metropolis’s crime and tradition nicely.

The previous DIG, who has labored in Faisalabad for 3 years, has been reportedly appointed on advantage and never on anybody’s advice.

He has been assigned the publish additionally in gentle of the truth that crime — particularly in Raiwind — has risen, with three or 4 dacoities reported each day.

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