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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has imposed a major penalty of removal from service on the high court’s security officer Juma Khan for misconduct and corruption.

According to a press release issued here on Saturday, two separate complaints one by a contractor of the high court’s canteen and other by the site engineer extension of bar room project, PHC, were received against him.

As initial reply of the accused was not found satisfactory, formal disciplinary action was initiated against him under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Servants (Efficiency and Disciplinary) Rules, 2011.

Inamullah Khan Wazir, Director HR&W (secretariat district judiciary) was appointed as inquiry officer and Tehreema Sabahat, assistant legal draftsman, was appointed as departmental representative.

On receiving the inquiry report and going through the evidence recorded by the inquiry officer and the relevant record, the accused officer was served with a show-cause notice and asked to submit reply. He was also asked to intimate whether he wanted to be heard in person.

The report says that “he was personally heard and he also submitted an application in his own handwriting seeking forgiveness of the mistakes committed by him”.

The charges of misconduct and corruption were proved against the accused making him liable for major penalty.

Published in Dawn, February 10th, 2019