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Probe into non-payment of containers’ rent ordered

Probe into non-payment of containers’ rent ordered

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed the Punjab inspector general of police (IGP) to appoint an officer of rank of deputy inspector general (DIG) for holding an inquiry into a dispute of non-payment of rent against the containers used by police to block roads during Azadi and Inqilab marches last year.

Rana Shahid Jamil filed a petition and stated through his counsel that he had supplied 30 containers to police and a bill of Rs3.1 million was also submitted to the respondent but the payment had not been made so far.

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However, police officers concerned rejected the petitioner’s claim, saying the department had obtained two containers only from the petitioner and payment against the rented containers been made to him.

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When the petitioner’s counsel contested the police version, the court directed the IGP to get the matter probed by an officer not below the rank of DIG and submit a report within two weeks.

Published in Dawn, April 23rd, 2015

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