CJP takes notice of Lahore lawyers ‘beating up’ police official


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took notice of the alleged assault of a police officer by lawyers in Lahore.

The top judge issued a notice to the Punjab Inspector General Muhammad Tahir to appear in the Supreme Court along with a report on the matter on Oct 13.

Notices were also issued to Pakistan Bar Council Vice Chairman Ahsan Bhoon, the president and general secretary of the Lahore District Bar Association (LDBA), according to an SC press release.

The alleged assault came to the notice of the CJP through reports alleging the police official had been beaten by some lawyers of LDBA.

According to reports, the complainant, Samar Riaz Khan, registered an FIR against advocates Saif Khokhar, Nabeel Haider, Mustafa Khokhar and 14 others last Thursday, stating that a police officer deployed in the court of a judge had telephoned him to tell him the court had summoned him at 12 pm.

When he reached the court at 1 pm, he was attacked by the accused in the sessions court.

Riaz added: “They thrashed and tortured and criminally intimidated me. The lawyers tore off my uniform and kept me in illegal custody in a room.”

Riaz alleged that the lawyers had also threatened his life if he took legal action against them.


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