News CJ expresses displeasure over police performance

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Mar 5, 2010
LAHORE: A two-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday observed that police and prosecution do not fulfill their responsibilities, Geo News reported.

The bench observed this while hearing a bail application of Ali Nawaz, involved in the killing of his wife advocate Shabnum Faryal, at the Supreme Court's Lahore Registry.

The bench was informed that the charge sheet in the case had not been presented to the court for the last eight months.

The Inspector General of Punjab Police and Inspector General of Prisons Punjab appeared before the bench.

The CJ reprimanded the police officers on failure to submit the charge sheet in time and questioned as to what was happening in the department.

Justice Iftikhar remarked that the police only wanted to avail perks and privileges without doing anything. Prisoners also have rights, the CJ added. The courts are then held responsible for delays in the cases, he remarked.

The bench also sought details about the prisoners lodged in jails across the Punjab from the provincial home secretary.