CCPO Lahore proposes Court Martial for the indiscipline Police Officials
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh has proposed court-martial for police officers, like Pakistan Army, to penalize misconducting officers. He said that it is difficult to punish ‘disobedient, violent and offending’ employees through the existing rules of the police department
He recommended introducing ‘police court-martial’ under article 8(3) of the Constitution via a letter to Punjab Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani. ------------------------------
In view of the above [mentioned facts], it is requested that the government of Punjab may be moved for new legislation regarding dedicated Accountability Rules for Police Department, including the process of Court Martial as available in the Pakistan Army, so that the police officers’ accountability/discipline may be ensured in the interest of the general public.
He said that misconduct committed by police officers gives a bad name to the department and prevents law and order in the province, and under current disciplinary rules of police department it is hard to penalize such officers.
He added that action has been taken against such police officers in the past but there has been no improvement in their attitude and conduct. He added that nearly 25 to 30 percent of the force has been made accountable, but still, there have been frequent complaints by the general public of the misconduct of officials.