KARACHI - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday said that the police have been found misusing their power to harass and book innocent citizens. The CJP expressed so during the hearing on a petition filed by two police officials - DSP Attah Mohammad Dairi and SHO Dur Mohammad in the apex court Karachi registry. They sought setting aside an Sindh High Court verdict, in which the SHC annulled their posting orders in Shahdadpur, District Sanghar for two years. The SHC on May 29, 2009, had pronounced the verdict after receiving an inquiry report from DIG Mirpurkhas revealing that both the police officials were found booking and jailing innocent residents of Shahdadpur in fake cases. The SHC then had issued orders not to post them in the Shahdadpor police station for two years. The order was initiated on an application moved by Najamdin, who had been jailed on in trumped up land grabbing case in Shahdadpur by the said police officials. The DIG Mirpurkhas in his report stated that the case that was registered by the police officials against Najamdin and his son was fake and the case was pending with the trail court. Both the police officials moved to the apex court against the SHC order. The CJP headed bench comprising Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi and Ghulam Rabbani. Mujeeb Peerzada, while counselling on the behalf of Najamdin, argued that the plaintiffs/police officials wanted to grab three acres of his client in District Sanghar and to achieve this malign purpose those police officials had booked his client in false case which has also been proved in the DIGs report submitted on the directions of SHC. Meanwhile, the plaintiffs counsel Sadiq Laghari, while refusing his arguments said that the matter is still pending in the court, and the police officials have registered genuine cases against Najamdin and his son. On this, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while giving remarks, said that it has been found many times that police officials usually took the innocent people behind the bars for their malign interests, and whoever refuse to comply their orders they indict them in fake and baseless cases. The bench later disposed off the case and ordered to conduct inquiry the matter, and also directed the trail session court to dispose off the case that is pending against Najamdin within two months, and till than both the officials will not be posted in Shahdadpur. On the other hand, the bench disposed of writ petitions filed by the Sindh government challenging the Sindh High Court judgments that ordered the issuance of appointment letters to the candidates for the post of assistant sub-inspectors in the Sindh police. The bench directed the formation of a committee comprise three DIGs including Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, Sanaullah Abbasi and Bashir Memon, to verify whether the candidates actually passed all the tests and interviews for the post within sixty days. And if these candidates found legitimate in their claims, their written and viva tests must be conducted and issue them offer letters, it was further. Earlier, Additional Advocate General Abul Fattah, AIG establishment Tahir Navid and the plaintiffs counsel Naraindas Motiani appeared before the court. The list of thirty one candidates was submitted before the bench. They contended that the candidates were not entitled to be appointed by the SHC as they passed physical, viva voce and written tests fraudently. The respondents/candidates have claimed that they had been declared successful for the post of ASI following the completion of all formalities in 1994. Moreover, early on their counsel had submitted the documents containing letters and other record of the candidates. He had also stated that the complete record of recruitment procedure was available with the police department. Meanwhile, the AIG legal prayed to the apex court to set aside the SHC judgments regarding the appointments of the candidates as in most of the cases the record was not available.