Karachi: More than 800 policemen appointments in the Sindh Reserve Police (SRP) face dismissal from service as an inquiry committee has found that they were ‘illegally’ appointed and former provincial police chief had played a ‘criminal role’ in their appointment.
An official, who was part of the committee formed on the orders of the Supreme Court, said that the committee had prepared its report after weeks of investigation and detected illegal appointments in the Sindh Reserve Police (SRP), Hyderabad, in the first phase, which were made during two consecutive years.
All of them were appointed under direct involvement of the former inspector general, he said.
A total of 820 employees of the SRP have been traced as appointed illegally, reports Dawn.
The DIG of SRP has been asked to issue show cause notices to all such appointees, which will lead to their dismissal from service.
He further said the issuance of notices has been initiated and within a couple of months the process of dismissal will be completed, adding that the committee was busy winding up its job.
He said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had recently mentioned the committee’s report before the Supreme Court during the hearing of a case about investigation into corruption and illegal appointments in the Sindh Police.
It particularly referred to the ‘criminal role’ of former Sindh IGP Ghulam Hyder Jamali in various illegal practices which cost the exchequer more than Rs. two billion apart from illegal appointments in different sections of the law enforcement agency.
The process of rehiring will be initiated by the Sindh Police to recruit personnel purely on the basis of merit. It has been decided that another fair chance will be given to the dismissed policemen so that they can prove their merit, which they did not in the past.