CJP takes suo motu notice of Pakpattan DPO Rizwan Gondal's transfer

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The apex court has also summoned inquiry report of the incident.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday took suo motu notice of transfer of Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal after alleged altercation with first lady Bushra Manika’s ex-husband Khawar Fareed Manika.

As per details garnered, Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) will assume hearing of the case on August 31.

CJP has summoned Inspector General (IG) of Punjab Police, Additional IG Punjab, RPO Sahiwal and Pakpattan DPO Rizwan Gondal under personal capacity.

The apex court has also summoned inquiry report of the incident.

According to details, the DPO Rizwan Gondal of Pakpattan was reportedly transferred after he intercepted Khawar Maneka, former husband of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife, for speeding. Gondal tried to stop Khawar at a checkpoint on August 23 but he did not stop. However, they chased his vehicle and managed to intercept him. The ex-husband of the first lady misbehaved with the police and hurled expletives at them when they stopped him.

Later, Gondal and the Regional Police Officer were summoned by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his 7-Club Road office and told to go to Maneka’s Dera (village outhouse) and apologise to him.The DPO refused to tender the pressured apology to Khawar, saying the police was not at fault over intercepting him.

Gondal was then notified as OSD by the Punjab Inspector General of Police Syed Kaleem Imam, reportedly for refusing to seek an apology from Khawar.