Rawalpindi - Police registered an attempted murder case against Inspector General of Police (Prisons) Mian Farooq Nazir and Superintendent Adaila Jail Malik Muhammad Mushtaq Awan on the orders of Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi bench, here on Wednesday. The case (FIR number 394 under sections 324/34/337-f5/109) was registered against the top cops with Police Station Saddar Bairooni on complaint of Syed Nazim Hussain Shah, the former senior clerk of Adaila Jail.

Earlier, the LHC Rawalpindi bench on May 18, while hearing a petition filed by Syed Nazim Shah, had sought reply from Rawalpindi police for not filing first information report (FIR) against the IGP and superintendent of Adaila Jail despite the orders of a sessions court.

On Wednesday when LHC took up the writ petition of Nazim Shah, the police submitted report before the judge that a case had been registered against the top cops on complaint of Nazim.

Arguing before the court, Chaudhry Latif, the lawyer for Nazim, said that police had not filed case as per contents of applications lodged by his client. He said that police had been using delaying tactics for the last six months despite medical report and other evidence.  On this, Justice Arshad Mehmood Tabbasum observed, “Police usually do such tactics in filing cases.” The judge also ordered investigation officer of the case to probe the matter with honesty.

City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, SP and DSP Saddar Circle and SHO PS Saddar Bairooni were not available for their comments.

Syed Nazim Hussain Shah, while talking to The Nation in the LHC premises, expressed his happiness over court’s verdict and registration of case against top cops. He said that he was targeted by the armed men on June 6, 2014 at Gulshanabad. He said that the attackers were sent by the IGP and superintendent Adaila Jail to gag him as he (Nazim Shah) dared to highlight their multi-billion rupee corruption.