Sahiwal lawyers burning case
FAISALABAD/SAHIWAL: Anti-Terrorism Court No 2 Judge Munir Ahmad awarded 32-year imprisonment with Rs 200,000 fine each to 2 DSPs, three inspectors, a sub-inspector and a constable for setting ablaze 27 lawyers by throwing petrol during the movement for the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
The court acquitted the then Sahiwal DPO Syed JavedHussain Shah, giving him the benefit of doubt. Lawyers had taken out a rally for the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on May 4, 2007 when a police party set ablaze 27 lawyers, including Faisal Luqman, Ashfaq Khan and Rana Sajid. The Sahiwal Civil Lines police had registered a case against the then DPO Syed Javed Hussain Shah, DSPs Talat Ali and Moin Hafeez, Inspectors Rana Muhammad Aslam, Shafqat Kamboh and Azhar Gill, Sub-Inspector Rao Shafqat and Constable Ghulam Mustafa under sections 7-ATA, 337-LA, 149, 324, 452 and 337-L2 of the PPC. Javed Hussain Shah and DSP Moin Hafeez have retired, while other police officers are performing their duties at different stations.
Talking to The News, Sahiwal District Bar Association president Malik Muhammad Hussain Sagla said that lawyers were satisfied with the judgement pronounced by the Faisalabad ATC. He said that the DBA would move the LHC, seeking conviction of Javed Hussain Shah.