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SHO pays for helping ANF arrest Musa

Published Sep 17, 2012 10:14pm


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Ali Musa Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. — File Photo by Online

ISLAMABAD, Sept 17: Station House Officer (SHO) of Secretariat Police station, Inspector Haq Nawaz Ranjha was removed from his post and censured over his involvement in assisting the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) in arresting the former premier’s son, Ali Musa Gilani in a hostile manner, sources told Dawn.

The order was issued from the Central Police Office (CPO) over the government and interior minister’s displeasure for helping the ANF.

The sources in the CPO told Dawn that the seniors were facing the heat from the corridors of the ruling party.

Over the displeasure of the ruling party, the senior police officers in CPO obtained the details of the incident which revealed that the ANF officials did not approach the capital police or seek help in writing for the arrest of junior Gilani.

But the SHO Secretariat, Inspector Haq Nawaz Ranjha acted on his own free will, after the ANF official verbally asked him to ‘maintain law and order’ during the arrest.

On September 14, Ali Musa Gilani, a sitting member of National Assembly, was picked up at the gate of the Supreme Court. He was roughed up, and dragged out from his vehicle and bundled in the ANF’s official vehicle, after being handcuffed.

He was allegedly involved in the Ephedrine quota case and had come to the SC to seek bail. During the hostile treatment, he suffered injuries and blood stains smeared his trousers, above the left knee.

The sources said that ANF neither approached the Secretariat Police to inform them about their move to arrest the MNA nor informed the police about it verbally in writing.

In practice, police before conducting an operation and making an arrest from it limits have to register — Hazari Register (attendance) placed at every police station.

Earlier, anti-corruption Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi Police approached the capital’s Aabpara police when they arrived in the city to arrest Malik Riaz Hussain on June 23.

Former President Islamabad High Court Bar Chaudhry Ashraf Gujar, when contacted told Dawn that ANF was an independent authority and it is not bound to inform the local police while acting under the law.

However, the ANF should also follow the rule and inform the police, while acting under Pakistan Penal Code, he added.

On other hand, an officer of the police prosecution department on condition of anonymity said that in practice the ANF kept their operation a secret on the pretext that the accused would get help from the police and escape from the spot.

However, the ANF after successful operation or arrest got help from CrPC’s section 48 and 49 and justified their act for not informing the local police in fear that the accused may escape.

However, in such circumstances evidence and warrant should be produced to justify the act for the satisfaction of the court of law to avoid the suspicion of malafide intention, he added.


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Adil Jadoon Sep 19, 2012 01:12am
There has been an arrest order for Mr. Gillani. So the SHO did his job for once. As for roughing him well these police officers more then rough up ordinary citizens of Pakistan everyday but have never heard Mr. GIllani complain about that.
Adil Jadoon Sep 19, 2012 01:14am
Shame on you. The public will give their decision in next year's elections.
Pakistani Sep 18, 2012 07:21pm
Riaz Murtaza Sep 19, 2012 11:39am
I am a patriot Pakistani and I have lost faith on any of my countrymen ! Someone or others are to be blamed for this and I am innocent with no fault of mine.
ali Sep 18, 2012 07:06pm
Musa is also involved in several corruption cases reality will come forward after PPP tenure ,SHO did what was expected in the near future
Pakistani Sep 18, 2012 07:10pm
Strongly Agree!
elcay Sep 18, 2012 09:39am
Why no action was taken against the Police Official who provided security to Malik Riaz? This proves that the Govt. is behind Malik Riaz's tirade against juduiiciary.
Noor Sep 18, 2012 12:17pm
but the SHO also didnt follow law as he roughed up the suspect plus acted on his own will without having any written proof for arrest.
farmerdr Sep 18, 2012 04:11pm
Even though the police was not informed "verbally in writing" it did nothing wrong in providing assistance to another government agency. It is regrettable that the SHO has been victimized.
Saleem Sep 18, 2012 08:04pm
My Dear, Until Rule Of Law Will Commence.These Brave Guys Have Suffer
Riaz ch Sep 18, 2012 09:16pm
isnt a way to arrest the sitting parliamentarian.the arrest move was to devalue the parliament house.and to show superiority of army over anything in the state.
Mustafa Sep 18, 2012 09:38pm
SHO sahib, don't be disappointed. People like are are unsung heros. A day is coming when people like you will be rewarded.
Misbah Sep 18, 2012 10:02am
Jungle law in Pakistan
nadeem Sep 19, 2012 12:40pm
lol..well said.
MJ Naqvi Sep 18, 2012 12:30pm
Under the pressure from corridors of power, inspector was punished. As simple as it can get. Case will inger on just like AAZ's letter to Swiss court.
asim Sep 18, 2012 04:18pm
Like father like son. Ali Gilani just wanted to act like his father.After all he is crown prince of the "Mutan Gaddi". SHO did his job.well done!
Gilo Sep 18, 2012 10:28am
Hail the SHO!!! He did his job. Politicians are terrible in this country.
ali Sep 18, 2012 06:59pm
restore sho and put musa behind bars
Shehz Sep 18, 2012 06:50pm
That is for the judge to decide, the sentence, and all. The SHO and ANF were there to arrest him, and they did their job. If they are punished for doing their job well, then no other police officer will do their jobs.
Sameer Sep 18, 2012 12:47pm
Let's do something or at least information campaign to get the gentleman SHO back to his post, well done. No one must be above the Law, if the justice served unbiased our country can become a model state.
Abdullah Hussain Sep 18, 2012 10:40am
Who is Ali Musa Gilani. Why the SHO was removed, he only did his job. There should not be any double standard in dealing with a suspect
Azi Sep 18, 2012 10:45am
what a drama ......what is wrong with Pakistanis......why would someone be suspended for doing his job???? are the public blind ??? shame Pakistan ...shame!!!!!!
Sarosh Sep 18, 2012 04:20pm
he had guts ... bravo SHO ... he wil be honored by god n ppl for acting equally against the powerful ... may he live long and happy
True PAKISTANI Sep 18, 2012 06:06pm
so what, this happens to ommon man daily in Pakistan, at least it was god to see a spoiled brat being roughed-up, he should be beaten in front of the media also. wish you Good luck SHO.
Pro Truth Sep 18, 2012 01:32pm
as he was the least person to protest against anyone, he paid the price! Now by doing this what they want to be un touchable? If police doesnt arrest people without bail then who will do it?
RZH Sep 18, 2012 06:02pm
Why did SHO treated AMG in such a humiliating way when he has arrived himself to produce his presence before court? The man exaggerated.
Dr Satpal Jabbal Sep 18, 2012 06:04pm
Poor fellow. This will demoralise other Police Officers.
mujeeb ur rehman Sep 18, 2012 02:34pm
Maj Gen Javed Ahmed Retd. Sep 18, 2012 02:30pm
I salute Inspector Haq Nawaz Ranjha, if this starts happening more often, Pakistan will be on its road to prosperity.
khaled Sep 18, 2012 05:57pm
The SHO is the scape goat. The military-run ANF was the real culprit in the arrest. They faujis verbally ordered the SHO (so as to avoid a paper trail) who had to obey or be kidnapped or worse for refusing the orders of the valiant defenders who think only they are above the law. So lets not go on ranting about "corrupt" politicians.
Gerry D'Cunha Sep 18, 2012 02:17pm
law of the country is only for the poorer class - people in power ie politicans;police;judges;elites of the society are all above the law, All big and small jails are packed with poor people. This conditions are since 64 years. Do one expect any change in future?
Ghazala Sep 18, 2012 02:18pm
SHO did what he is suppose to do.Politicians think they are beyond any laws
Kiterunner5 Sep 18, 2012 05:21pm
Wrong. There are laws even in jungle. None in Pakistan.
farmerdr Sep 18, 2012 04:15pm
glad to see typo corrected
Amjad Wyne Sep 18, 2012 12:44pm
Removing an SHO just becuase he helped arrest Musa Gilani? Only in Pakistan.
The Truth Sep 18, 2012 01:38pm
@mlang please look up the definition of acting "constitutionally" before you use it in a sentence. This falls under penal code and ANF's guidelines. Gilani was wanted at that point, if you feel bas for how he was treated, also feel for every other person the police beat up. They treated him like a regular accused
Hussain Sep 19, 2012 09:24am
Well said!!!
NASAH (USA) Sep 19, 2012 02:47am
How about lawyers showering rose petals at Arsalan's appearance?
Abbas Syed Sep 19, 2012 04:02am
I am wondering if such removal of police officer would have happened had an ordinary person from the street was involved.
Starr Sep 19, 2012 03:42am
Nobody is above the law incuding yourself. But this SHO must be taught some lesson because he put hand on represenative of people in Multan. Musa is innocent until proven guilty by the judge.
Adil Jadoon Sep 19, 2012 01:11am
If he is innocent he should have nothing to fear with his father's party in government but he really has a lot to answer for.
Ali Gujjar Sep 19, 2012 02:55am
so many people get roughed up every day. I guess very few have the same status as Musa and thats why you are all questioning this effort. Try speaking out when other/less fortunate are in the same situation.
A. Khan Sep 18, 2012 03:29pm
I agree. Why crucify the one policeman in Pakistan who only did his job ?
A. Khan Sep 18, 2012 03:28pm
Where have you been ? Does ephedrine scandal ring a bell ?
TKhan Sep 18, 2012 04:50pm
Mr. Ali Musa Gilani has only one shirt. He must be a very humble man, he wears the same shirt every day!
rahman Sep 18, 2012 11:29am
Is Musa Gilani above the law? These politicians think they own the country. Well done for once doing your job.
Chris Sep 19, 2012 04:02am
I feel sorry for you Pakistanis. You all have so many issues in your country, it is unbelievable. Corruption, extremism, terrorism, injustice, inefficiencies and the list goes on. My God. It is no wonder that few rational decisions are made in your country. May God be with you. You all definately need His help to get out of this mess.
Lucky Star Sep 18, 2012 10:18pm
SHO used unreasonabl force to arrest MNA. He needed to do his job right. Some people learn the hard way and Ranjha is learning the hard way. Next time, he will not put his filthy hand on any Pakistani.
Lucky Star Sep 18, 2012 10:28pm
SHO used unreasonable force against a civilian representative. He did not do his job right. He should never be reinstated. If he can drag Gilani then no ordinary Pakis is saved from his brutality. SHO should be put on trial for assault charges.
Lucky Star Sep 18, 2012 10:31pm
It is the job of policemen to provide security to citizens.
Aftab Ahmed Shah Sep 18, 2012 10:56am
Politician will never allow rule of law in this country. They want to plunder as mucha s they can by mutual collaboration
Wess Sep 18, 2012 10:50am
These Criminals should be put behind the Bars for good, not just dragged out of their cars but dragged on the streets, I think the line "the seniors were facing the heat from the corridors of the ruling party." tells the whole story.
Waseem Sep 18, 2012 01:21pm
No Musa Gillani is not above the law but Arslan Iftikhar , Maulvi Abdul Aziz and all others released by the courts on the pretext of lack of evidence definitely are.
Mystic Sep 18, 2012 01:22pm
He helped import illegal drugs for onward distribution. Have you ever seen addicted teenagers?
A. Khan Sep 18, 2012 03:36pm
Why is it that children of our politicians are always involved in some sort of dubious activity ? This is a sad reflection on the parents as well. The very fact that they are in some way linked to crimes on a grand scale is a serious indictment of our complete political system. And funnily enough, most of these political scions stand to inherit so much wealth that they do not need to work for all generations to come. Yet, the greed for more in all of them clouds their judgement. I ask them : will you take this money with you in hereafter ? Will this ill-gotten wealth allow you to air condition your grave or place in hell or make it gold plated ? Or do you plan to bribe your way into heaven ? How much is enough for you ?
anony Sep 18, 2012 03:39pm
Well done police for doing their job. These politicians are not above the law or other Pakistanis. For once, I'm glad this has happened even though a person was roughed up.
beg Sep 18, 2012 01:21pm
politicians are creating an atmosphere which may culminate in taliban type revolt and then things will be out of control and these politicians will be hanged in the street.they must stop plundering otherwise things are leading to the above mentioned.also public must realise to get rid of these corrupt politicians by voting for honest in this country because if they donot use their vote for honest and keep on electing the same corrupt,they are are also playing part in creating the same eading to taliban type revolution and then everybody will regret .publioc will suffer and politicians will fly away from this country
True Pakistani Sep 18, 2012 01:09pm
- "what's wrong with pakistan"? every thing.
Sarosh Sep 18, 2012 04:23pm
Gilani was caught, for the death of many ... bravo ANF and bravo SHO ... u did good job, which no simple man could be able to do .... im proud of u few paksitanis
Babu Sep 18, 2012 01:07pm
SHO should do the the same to Dr. Arslan.
MAANI Sep 19, 2012 03:27am
Where is the GHAIRAT of pakistani people.....when will they side with the TRUTH ...Musa Gilani is one of the biggest Crook after Zardari, Musa made Billions during his dad's tenure ...SHO should have his post back and people of Pakistan should back him IF THEY WANT LAW AND ORDER IN THE COUNTRY.
Khan Usafzai Sep 18, 2012 10:33pm
Well, the arrest video as shown on tv was humiliating , is it possible to do with any of army men in pakistan or only civilians ?????
Kiterunner5 Sep 18, 2012 05:14pm
Didn't we elect these so called 'politicians'? The irony and the tragedy is that we will do it again. Zardari is on record to have said 'I will buy you elections'.
mlang Sep 18, 2012 12:53pm
but what is ali musa's crime. Come on guys stop criticising him as he was there to appear before the court. ShO and ANF acted unconstitutionaly.
Kiterunner5 Sep 18, 2012 05:12pm
Rahman Sahib, They don't 'THINK' they own the country, they KNOW they own the country. These human vultures should be thrown to actual vultures.
doscashaw Sep 18, 2012 11:12am
The SHO no doubt did his job and well done to him but in a country where we don't know how sincere the police itself is, its better for the police to be gentle with anyone no matter who he is. I share the hate towards the politicians as they are corrupt and inefficient but giving bruises and blood stains to a detainee by police cannot be justified in any country by the police.
Concerned Citizen Sep 18, 2012 12:11pm
Law of Jungle.................Prevails in the country............
Mohammad Ali Sep 19, 2012 07:17am
SHO must reinstate as he help the ANF in order to obey the order of SC. Musa will face the music after their tenure as he is involved in so may cases.
Wajahat Ghaznavi Sep 19, 2012 06:16am
what did he Do? dear all i want to share u one thing what i undrestand from this Gov. if ali mosa were the son of poor person he wud be in Jail.
Amin Sep 19, 2012 06:19am
Well done, for once the owners of this country, the public masters and not the public servants that they should be, faced the music that the common man faces everyday so whats the big deal ?
Ahmed Saeed Sep 19, 2012 06:02am
Are you from some other world, don't you know Mr Ali Gillani.
Ahmed Sep 19, 2012 05:55am
The way Police behaves with people of this country for once only the SHO did same with this son of big wig and the corridors of power acted. Only in Pakistan is not it?
Aamir Sep 19, 2012 05:35am
Ali Musa's crime is that he is involved in illegally importing a banned drug making millions of dollars. His father said that he couldnt even afford proper education for my children, who are now raoming around in rolls royce.... and that is how a common man in pakistan is arrested... so whats the fuss if it was ali musa....
farmerdr Sep 19, 2012 04:48am
I have to agree with you, unless the accused resisted arrest in which case a separate charge should be filed. If the police used unnecessary force they too should appear before a magistrate but not be subjected to bullying by their political masters. Politicians should in no way be allowed to interfere in the internal working of the police or any other department. Politicians should confine themselves to making policy instead of acting like mafia bosses.
haroon ali Sep 19, 2012 04:42am
We again have left an example where police is punished for arresting an influential. Why on earth would any law abiding person try to challenge any influential in future?
Salma Sep 19, 2012 04:27am
Kindly read the news again and try to understand it this time, Musa Gilani was arrested by ANF officials and he RESISTED arrest upon which he might have been arrested by force. Resisting arrest, in itself, is a crime! And the SHO was merely requested by ANF to maintain law and order, which he did. Matter of fact, it was the duty of that police officer to maintain law and order regardless!