Lahore Capital City Police Officer Umar Sheikh, while speaking to the Senate human rights panel again laid the blame on the Motorway gang-rape victim. During the hearing, the CCPO was berated by the panel for expressing his “presumption” that the incident took place because the victim “was travelling late at night without her husband’s permission”.
A police sub-inspector has resigned from his position alleging that the Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh abused him in a meeting. Fahad Iftikhar Virk stated in his two-line resignation letter, that he is unable to serve in the police department any more. Virk said that Sheikh called him the “son of a donkey” in a meeting.
Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umer Sheikh apologised to the motorway gang-rape victim for his earlier remarks implying that she shared responsibility for her rape. Last week, two robbers gang-raped a mother of two on Lahore to Sialkot Motorway, while the woman waited for help in her car. Following the incident, the CCPO invited criticism for victim-blaming comments.
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) in an official report on CCPO Lahore Umer Sheikh had described him as ‘womaniser’ who was ‘financially and morally corrupt’. According to a copy of the report being shared on social media, the incumbent city police chief ‘remained involved in corrupt practices for financial gains’ during his tenure as a district police officer (DPO) of Sargodha.