ISLAMABAD - The interior minister yesterday removed joint secretary of the Ministry of Interior from his post for allegedly entering the office of NAB Rawalpindi along with the Rangers illegally and harassing the staff.

Separately, the interior minister also removed Superintendent of Police (SP) City Rizwan Gondal from his post for allegedly causing rumpus in the lobby of a five-star hotel and keeping the hotel manager under its illegal custody.

The minister has recommended legal action against the joint secretary (JS) civil armed forces (CAFs) Suleman and he had been asked to report to the Establishment Division immediately. However, it is unclear whether Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has recommended any legal action against Rangers' personnel or not who also forcibly entered the NAB office illegally along with the JS.

An official of the interior ministry said that the action had been taken against JS Suleman on the basis of a letter written by NAB to the secretary interior.

NAB sources said that JS, some days ago, had allegedly entered the office of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi forcibly along with woman and personnel of Rangers in connection with a dispute of air conditioner. They confirmed that the officer misbehaved with the senior officers of NAB and added that police station of the bureau could arrest him but this was avoided so that law and order situation could not be created.

According to details, an accountability court of NAB was earlier working in a house of Sector F-6 where the bureau had installed an AC (air conditioner) to facilitate the judge. Later on, the court shifted to Sector G-11 but the AC was not uninstalled from there. However, NAB had to face an audit para that the AC was missing from the record and as a result a letter was written to the resident of the house for the un-installation of AC. The house is presently under the use of the lady doctor who is running a clinic there.

The lady refused to hand over the AC on the repeated requests of NAB and after that a team of bureau forcibly got possession of the AC. Soon after the incident, JS forcibly entered the NAB office along with the female and created a situation, sources said. It is clear that NAB team also entered the house illegally to get possession of the AC.

The minister also removed the SP after an initial inquiry found him guilty and he had been asked to report to the Establishment Division immediately.

A statement of the Interior Ministry said that SP Rizwan Gondal was removed from his post for damaging reputation of police department. Ch. Nisar said SP Rizwan has damaged reputation of police and there was no space for such a person in the police department.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali khan took action on complaint of a citizen that SP Rizwan had caused rumpus in a lobby of a five-star hotel and also insulted hotel administration. SP Rizwan also arrested hotel manager on a petty matter and kept him under his illegal custody.

The officer was found guilty during initial investigation and the minister has ordered a regular inquiry into the matter. .An official of Special Branch has also been suspended for not providing report about the incident.