Umar Sheikh has been suspended from the post of Lahore Capital City Police Officer by the Punjab administration, it emerged on Friday.
Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, who had served as a police officer for 14 years, replaced Sheikh.
“Muhammad Umar Sheikh (PSP/BS-20), Lahore Capital City Police Officer (in his own pay and scale) is hereby transferred with immediate effect and posted as Deputy Inspector General of Police/Deputy Commandant, Punjab Constabulary, Farooqabad against a vacant post.
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“Muhammad Umar Sheikh (PSP/BS-20), Police Officer of Lahore Capital City (in his own pay and scale) is hereby immediately transferred and posted to a vacant post as Deputy Inspector General of Police/Deputy Commander, Punjab Constabulary, Farooqabad.
During his short tenure, the former CCPO had his fair share of scandals. Shoaib Dastagir, the then-serving Punjab IG, was suspended in September last year after he stopped working in protest of alleged comments made by Sheikh.
Sheikh had reportedly spoken out against the provincial police chief during a meeting with senior police officers. Dastagir allegedly met with the prime minister and the chief minister of Punjab and requested a probe of the suspected wrongdoing and corrective action by the CCPO. He had otherwise requested to be moved.