Lahore: Cops booked on court order for entering house
LAHORE: Pursuant to the Lahore High Court order, police registered an FIR against policemen for forcibly entering a house and violating the sanctity of house and produced the copy of the FIR in the court.
Manzoor Junior, Ichhra police station investigation in charge, on Wednesday appeared before the court of Justice Mahmood Maqbool Bajwa and presented the copy of the FIR before it.
The LHC on September 12 had directed police to implement the order issued by a justice of peace (additional sessions judge) on July 20 on the application of Mrs Azmat Safi moved through her counsel Muhammad Azhar Siddique.
The judge observed that it was constitutional duty of the court to provide protection to the citizen. The investigation in charge booked ASI Khalid Latif and other policemen under section 354, 452 and 380 of PPC.
The petitioner said on July 12 last the policemen in plain clothes forcibly entered her house and tortured women. She said despite order issued by the additional sessions judge police were not lodging an FIR.
SHO s pay attached: Additional District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Aurangzib on Wednesday directed the Lahore CCPO to confiscate salary of the Hanjarwal SHO till further orders for not complying with the court orders.
The court had directed the SHO many times to produce witnesses in a murder trial before the court but he did not bother to comply with the court orders.
Public Defender Service Act: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Wednesday adjourned hearing of a petition seeking implementation of Public Defender Service Act 2007 and directed the Punjab government counsel to apprise the court of progress on a summary pending decision before the provincial cabinet.
An additional advocate general, Hanif Khatana, informed the court that a summary for enforcement of the Act and necessary amendments to it was pending before the Punjab cabinet.
He sought time to update the court on progress made by the cabinet in this regard. Upon this, the chief justice postponed the hearing till September 20. Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique filed the petition in public interest.