Former Punjab IG Kaleem Imam on Sunday rubbished the claims levelled by Nationwide Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) chief, within the report on Pakpattan incident, that he was below any form of stress.
Nacta chief Mehr Khaliq Dad Lak in his report had acknowledged that Imam “acted as a rubber stamp” by transferring former Pakpattan district police officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal on a directive issued from the chief minister’s workplace.
The previous Punjab IG submitted his response earlier than the Supreme Court docket countering the allegations levelled in opposition to him by the Nacta chief. Imam raised a number of inquiries to the above-mentioned assertion and the report generally, saying that “calling an officer answerable for the fifth command submit a ‘rubber stamp’ raises a giant query mark”.
“Khaliq Dad Lak’s report concerning my function within the incident relies solely on assumptions,” he has acknowledged.
The previous Punjab IG mentioned that the Nacta chief’s report which alleges that Imam was below political stress has offered no proof of this “hypothetical”.
Shedding mild on the occasions surrounding the incident, Imam mentioned that the AIG Investigations was tasked with conducting a probe into the incident on August 25.
On August 26, verbal orders for the DPO’s switch had been issued at 10pm following which written orders had been issued at 1am, Imam wrote in his response.
“An IG transferring an officer throughout the course of an investigation is a routine activity,” the previous Punjab IG asserted.
“How is it that with out realizing the contents of the telephonic dialog the decision information data are being termed as stress on the IG?” Imam mentioned, questioning the veracity of the report’s findings.
He mentioned that the report mentions stress being exerted, however doesn’t present proof as to what the character of the stress was.
“I acquired a name from the chief minister’s principal employees officer at 11:50pm,” the response acknowledged for the file, including that by that point the DIG Headquarters had already acquired orders for the switch of the Pakpattan DPO.
Imam additional acknowledged in his defence that DPO Gondal had not performed an inquiry into the misconduct of two officers with a girl member of the Maneka household throughout the run-in with the police.
The previous Punjab IG additionally mentioned that Gondal had didn’t apprise him of the entire account of the incident and that it was throughout the investigation into the misbehaviour of police officers with Khawar Maneka’s daughter that the DPO was transferred.