Court martial of Indian general gets Pakistan chief justice thinking

January 29th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Citing the example of a serving Indian Army general who was court-martialled, Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has wondered “why don’t a few top guns in our country get booked for their wrongdoings”, and added, “It is high time that some heads roll”.Justice Chaudhry made the observation while hearing the case of an alleged staged shootout last year in which a boy was killed.

Express Tribune reported that the chief justice took a cue from the court martial of a serving general in India and said Friday that those responsible will be brought to book.

“Why don’t a few top guns in our country get booked for their wrong doings,” Justice Chaudhry asked during hearing the case.

“It’s high time that some heads roll,” he was quoted as saying.

India’s Lt Gen P.K. Rath was found guilty on three counts in the scam in which a no-objection certificate (NOC) was issued to a private realtor to transfer a 70-acre plot of land adjacent to the Sukna military station in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district.

The police inquiry report said that 16 low ranking Pakistani police officials were sacked in connection with the staged shootout case.

These include four inspectors, five sub-inspectors, one assistant sub-inspector and five constables. An inspector was also forced to retire.

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