LAHORE - A Proclaimed Offender (PO) and declared black sheep in the police record, has been posted as Station House Officer (SHO) Sanda Police Station, thanks to the 'good governance in the Punjab Police Department. Well-established police sources said that SSP (Operations) Ch Shafiq Gujjar appointed Inspector Riaz Abbas as SHO Sanda even after promoting him to the rank of Inspector from ASI. Police sources further said that the SHO enjoyed good working 'relations with his boss (SSP) therefore the SSP setting a record has appointed him SHO Sanda. The SSP promoted him after the retirement of the former CCPO Lahore Parvez Rathore. The former CCPO had written in the findings of an inquiry held against Riaz on August 31, 2009 as He has given ample opportunity to improve his working and correct himself but it is evident that he is incorrigible and black sheep and therefore, deserve no mercy. The enquiry officer also held him guilty of the charges. During personal hearing he himself failed to prove his innocence. His written as well as verbal submissions are considered and found not plausible. I hold him guilty of the charges and award him the punishment of 'reduction to a lower post i.e from Inspector to Sub-Inspector for a period of five years for misconduct with immediate effect under PEEDA Act, 2006. The relevant papers be placed in his Fauji Missal. The copies of these orders were also forwarded to all the bigwigs of police department. It is worth mentioning that Anti Corruption Special Judge, Lahore, Sheikhupura Region Nazeer Ahmad Awan had also declared the SHO as proclaimed offender and also issued non-bailable warrants against him on January 15, 2009. The SSPs action, however, has put a question mark on the police working in response to the court orders. The SHO Sanda Riaz Abbas was also announced as PO during a case (1174/2008) registered against him under sections 224, 109, 223, 471 and 468 at PS Iqbal Town. Reportedly, the aforesaid SHO also demanded Rs 1 billion bribe from a citizen namely Ch Mohammad Afzal, a resident of Ch House Sodiwal Pind Shezan Factory, after registering an alleged fake case (906/2008) against him on July 06, 2008. Owing to such 'tangible performance he was demoted from Inspector to ASI on 31st of August last year. According to police record, the SHO Riaz has been suspended for 15 times and was dismissed from service for one time while he has to confront punishments of various kinds not less than 45 times on charges of misconduct, misuse of power and corruption. An anonymous lawmaker commented on the situation that if such kind of SHOs are being deployed and encouraged in police department then according to the exemplary verdict of former chief justice of LHC Justice Mehboob Ahmad, the entire department should be replaced at once and educated youth should be recruited in the department in order to establish trust of the masses in police department.