Sindh Police senior officer sacked over serious misconduct

Sindh Police senior officer sacked over serious misconduct

KARACHI: Sindh Police senior officer sacked over serious misconduct.

The Sindh police on Monday removed SSP-East Ghulam Azfar Mahesar from his post on charges of “serious misconduct” and asked the chief secretary to surrender his services to the federal government.

Tanveer Alam Odho, a PSP officer of BS-19, has been posted as the new SSP-East. He was currently serving as the principal of the Elite Police Training Centre, Razzaqabad.

SSP Mahesar and his team came under the spotlight after the video of a suspected hitman — in which he was seen claiming to have met Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while in Rangers’ captivity in 2017 — went viral hours after Mr Mahesar announced his arrest at a press conference and claimed that he was involved in 96 murders, mostly committed in the 1990s.

However, the startling claim made by the suspect, Yusuf alias Thelewala, in the video forced Karachi police chief Additional Inspector General Ghulam Nabi Memon to set up an inquiry committee.

“I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to state that the services of retired Capt Ghulam Azfar Mahesar, PSP (BS-19) presently posted as SSP Dist/East, Karachi Range are no more required for Sindh Province/Sindh Police due to serious misconduct,” said a notification issued by the Additional IG-Est­ablishment of the Sindh police.