LAHORE Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhary on Monday directed the Inspector General of Police not to appoint any cop with crime tag on him as SHO. The top judge also ordered the top cop to detect and act against those police officials who are corrupt and involved in immoral activity or are facing criminal cases. Hearing a petition against Satukatla SHO (now dismissed) Ghulam Dastgir on the charges of abducting a married woman, Uzma, and illegally occupying the house of her spouse, Iqbal, the Chief Justice directed IG Javed Iqbal to trace out, take action and inform me about the police personnel who are acting beyond their legal jurisdiction to the limit of committing crime. The IG earlier informed the court that he had written to the RPOs and DPOs across the province not to appoint a cop as SHO who is facing departmental inquiry or has charges of corruption against him. He further informed the court that all the 170,000 cops in the province were being screened out - one by one - to flush out the corrupt ones. The court was hearing the petition filed by one Iqbal to seeking recovery of his wife and action against Ghulam Dastgir, former Satukatla station house officer. The petitioner submitted that Ghulam Dastgir occupied his house, kidnapped his wife Uzma and later forced her into marriage while he was abroad. He further alleged that the SHO was still keeping his wife in detention. The petitioner said that DIG Major (r) Mubashar Ullah had conducted an inquiry and had held Ghulam Dastgir guilty of the offence. He said that after the inquiry report, the SHO was terminated from the service but no legal action had been taken against him for kidnapping his wife and illegal possession of his house. Previously on the complaint of Iqbal an inquiry was held against SHO Ghulam Dastagir though DIG Major Mubashir particularly about the video wherein Dastagir was shown with the lady in objectionable condition. The inquiry had found ex-SHO guilty and urged the court for reinvestigating the FIR previously registered against Ghulam Dastagir under Hadood Law but was quashed. The court was also urged to take action against other police persons associated with the alleged offence. The court taking a serious view of such like act on the part of the policemen posed a quarry to the IGP that why corrupt persons in the department manage things so easily and remain above action. The CJ cited Canal Motor scam of billions of rupees wherein SP Mansoorul Haq was prime facie involved but he went scot free. The IG on it said that according to his information the SP had either been dismissed or suspended. Home Secretary summoned: The Lahore High Court Chief Justice on Monday called for July 11 the appearance of Punjab Home Secretary and Chief Traffic Officer Lahore on a petition filed by The Mall traders against holding protest, processions and meetings at main commercial spots of The Mall whereof their business was getting badly affected particularly at a time when they were already up against the scourge of loadshedding. The court also ordered the home secretary and DIG Traffic to bring along a copy of the plan stated to have been prepared for reducing uncalled for rallies and protests on The Mall and shifting this trend to the Nasir Bagh. At the outset of the proceedings last day, a provincial law officer placed on record a summary sent to Punjab Chief Minister for approval regarding prohibition of such activities on The Mall and shifting the same to Nasir Bagh and Attique Stadium. The law officer on behalf of the Punjab government told the court that according to plan/summary the protestors would be allowed to demonstrate in Nasir Bagh if their number ranges about 1,000 whereas in case of more than 1,000 protestors, they would be allowed to hold demonstration in Attique Stadium in front of Iqbal Park. However, the CJ was somewhat not satisfied with the summary on the point that the plan was likely to create traffic problem. And to seek explanation in this regard the court summoned the home secretary and chief traffic officer for July 11. The court was hearing the petition filed by The Mall Traders Association submitting that the business activity at The Mall had been badly affected due to frequent protests and rallies. It said different political, religious and other parties hold protests on daily basis especially on Friday.