Rawalpindi - City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi ordered all the police officers that continued working on coveted posts despite the transfers, to relinquish their charges immediately or else departmental action would be taken against them.

The CPO Office served more than 500 police officers ranking from constables to sub inspectors (SIs) who continued working in many police stations despite their transfers with written orders to leave their old charges immediately and to report new assignments, reliable sources disclosed to The Nation on Saturday.

However, Station House Officers (SHOs) of several police stations seemed in mood of not welcoming the decision of CPO as they (SHOs) are out for reversing the transfer orders of their blue-eyed “Munshis, Moherers and even SIs” sources added.

They said that CPO and SSP (Operations) Karamat Ullah Malik were being approached by SHOs either themselves or through various quarters to cancel their transfers of the police officials what they (SHOs) termed “The most experienced and have a grip on matters of police stations” sources said. Nonetheless, CPO was not entertaining any request in this regard.

It was also learnt that a large number of police officers especially assistant sub inspectors and sub inspectors have been working in many police stations of the district through an “internal understanding” between senior officials despite their transfers some two years ago, even as work of many other police stations is suffering due to lack of police officers.

A senior police officer, seeking anonymity, told The Nation that most of the police officials/officers, who had been transferred two years ago but not relieved their old charges, do not want to go at new place. “Majority of these police officers are knocking the doors of politicians to influence CPO’s orders,” he said. So far, CPO was steadfast and not listening any one in this regard, he said.

CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abassi, when contacted, confirmed the development saying, “He asked more than 500 constables, head constables, ASIs and SIs to relieve their previous charges and to report to new assignments,” He said that all the officers had been transferred some two years ago but their were continued working on their old posts. He said that he asked all such officials to leave their charges immediately or else departmental action would be taken against them.