A new police inquiry report was submitted by the National Counterterrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Maher Khaliq Dad Lak on Wednesday during a hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to the transfer of the former Pakpattan district police officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal.
The three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered that a copy of the report should be given to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Ahsan Jameel Gujjar and Sindh Inspector General (IG) Kaleem Imam.
The court ordered that all parties should submit their reply to the court in three days.
According to the new report, Gujjar, a respondent in the SC case, became the Maneka children's guardian of his own account. Gujjar on Tuesday submitted an unconditional apology to the court for his "unwarranted participation" in official matters.
Gujjar had previously been grilled over his presence in a meeting held at CM Buzdar's office in August, for which the CM had also summoned DPO Gondal and the Sahiwal regional police officer.
The CJP said that they would announce a verdict on the case by Monday. An earlier report submitted by the former Inspector General (IG) of Punjab Police Kaleem Imam was rejected by Justice Nisar on September 17.
"This case is of great importance for us," remarked the top judge during Wednesday's hearing.
"Why don't we start an anti-terrorism case against him?" he wondered, referring to Gujjar, adding that the latter was now standing before the court head bowed. "He is now asking for forgiveness," he said.
The Advocate General of Sindh added that this case was of a "highly sensitive nature" and added that there was proof of the CM's intervention in the police.
More details to follow