Rawalpindi: SI gets six months jail
RAWALPINDI: A police sub-inspector was arrested after an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday sentenced him to six months imprisonment for not producing ten accused before the court in a doctors-attendants clash case.
ATC-I Judge Akram Awan also issued a show cause notice to SHO of New Town police. In a doctors-attendants clash at the Holy Family Hospital on May 12, five doctors were injured and the Intensive Care Unit was damaged.
During the last hearing, the judge had ordered the police to present the accused before the court. However, the accused – Abid Abbasi and others nominated in an FIR lodged by doctors – were not presented before the court.
When the judge inquired about the accused, Sub-Inspector Mohammad Zulfiqar said they were in Peshawar, adding that the police were trying to bring them before the court.
The judge said the court had been asking for producing the accused for the last two hearings, but regretted that the police come up with the excuse that they were making efforts.
He sentenced Sub-Inspector Zulfiqar for six months behind the bars and imposed Rs20,000 fine. The judge also issued a show cause notice to SHO Ijaz Shah for not obeying the court orders deliberately under section 37 of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.
The SHO was given two days for submitting his reply as the hearing was put off till July 7.