ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended an inquiry report prepared by Iram Abbasi, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ramna Police Station, in a matter of forcibly entering an office and attempt to murder the petitioner Kafayat Ullah Khattak.

Talking to The Nation here on Friday, Sheikh Ahsanuddin Advocate, the counsel for the petitioner, told that Chief Justice (CJ) IHC Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi has also issued notices to the police officials directing them to explain that why investigation of this case was transferred.

He further informed that in this connection, the court also issued notices to Tashfeen Qayyum and deferred the matter for first week of March for further proceedings.

The petitioner Kafayat Ullah Khatak is the head of operation of an oil exploration company Eastern Testing Service (ETS) and he has alleged that an accused Tashfeen Qayyum made an armed entry into his office alongside his gunmen and took away valuable items.

The counsel told that he has contended before the IHC that the SDPO illegally removed section 324 (Qatle Amad) and 337-H from the FIR through an inquiry report dated November 18, 2014 in contravention to the law, facts and evidence.

On August 10, 2014, the petitioner had lodged an FIR against Tashfeen Qayyum who was an Ex-CEO of ETS. FIR was registered with Sabzimandi Police Station under sections 395, 324, 353, 168, 440, 448 and 427. FIR alleges that the accused Qayyum, on said date along with 17/18 accomplices equipped with various arms arranged forcible entry in the company’s office, wrapped the luggage in carton and forcibly taken away.

On seeing the police party, one of his accomplices, Lal Badshah opened fire on the police. The accused allegedly took away cheque books and seals of the company.

Petitioner told the court that SP Industrial Area, SDPO Industrial Area, SHO Sabzi Mandi, AC Saddar and Magistrate were all present at the crime scene. 14 heavily armed persons with unlicensed weapons were arrested from the crime scene. Police submitted interim challan of the accused on September 03, 2014. A separate challan of the accused was also submitted on October 18, 2014.

After FIR was lodged and investigations were commenced, Tashfeen Qayyum moved an application for transfer of investigation that was allowed and the investigation was transferred to SP Investigation.

In the meantime, section 25-C of telegraph act was added after receipt of forensic report from the FIA. When SP Investigation was at the verge of conclusion, Tashfeen Qayyum once again moved an application for transfer of investigation, and once again it was allowed without issuing notices to the complainant who is present petitioner. The investigation was then transferred to the SDPO Ramna.

Petitioner’s counsel submitted before the court that the trial court has dismissed the bail applications of all the accused persons while an IHC bench has also dismissed quashment application moved by one of the accused person. Under section 173 Criminal Procedure Code an inquiry report is already submitted to the trial court and hence this inquiry report by Iram Abbasi carries no legal value.

Petitioner has cited Iram Abbasi, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ramna Police Station, Inspector General Islamabad Police, SSP operations, SP investigations, SHO Sabzi Mandi and Tashfeen Qayyum as respondents in the petition.