ISLAMABAD - Expressing its dismay over the Punjab police for not taking action against those police officers allegedly involved in the Sialkot fake encounter case, the Supreme Court on Friday observed that if an incumbent general of the Indian army could face court martial on the orders of the Indian court, then why could the Pakistani courts not proceed against the police officers.
A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing a suo motu case initiated on a report of electronics media over fake encounters by police occurred in EME Colony Lahore and Sialkot.
The court said why was the Punjab police not taking action against the former RPO Zulfiqar Cheema and DPO Amin Awais, who were allegedly involved in Sialkot fake encounter.
During the hearing, Additional Advocate General Punjab Khadim Hussain Qaiser submitted a report of two fake encounters, which had happened in Sialkot and the other in EME Colony, Lahore.
He informed the court that 15 police officials had been suspended and one was sent home on forced retirement.
The court rejected the report and directed the IG Punjab to himself look into the matter and take an action against those officers, who are allegedly involved in fake encounters.
The inquiry report of sessions judge Lahore was presented before the court over the EME Colony fake encounter.
The court directed the Advocate General Punjab Khawaja Haris to conduct a meeting with the present and the former IGs Punjab in his office and show them the movie of the Sialkot incident in which a young boy of 22-year-old was killed by the police in broad day light in fake encounter.
The SSP investigation said that the heirs of the deceased have compromised with the police official.
Justice Ramday asked was it voluntary or otherwise? The SSP said that the deceased family entered into comprised with the free consent.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 29-Jan-2011 here.