ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court suspended former Lahore CCPO Amin Wains and former SSP CIA Lahore (now Inspector) Umar Virk.
SC directed the Punjab IGP to initiate departmental action against them in the light of the findings of an inquiry committee for forcing a widow to reach a settlement regarding precious properties.
Both Wains and Virk were accused of using their influence to make two widows of a famous super store’s owner and alleged investors in the business to reach a ‘settlement’. Chief Justice Nisar had ordered an inquiry into the matter wherein the officers were found guilty of abuse of power.
Former IGP Punjab Kaleem Imam, now IGP Sindh, submitted the report before a two-judge bench and stated that the officers were found guilty of misconduct. He said the inquiry had recommended departmental action against them.
The Chief Justice Nisar asked how the police got involved in a case that was between unrelated claimants. The report revealed that justice (retd) Hamid Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court also acted as arbitrator to settle the matter.
At this, the chief justice summoned the retired judge and warned him to stay away from the matter in future.