Lahore: 2 court qasids sacked on corruption charge
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday dismissed from service two lower-rank court employees on charges of corruption. Earlier, an inquiry was conducted under instructions from Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry. It found Qasid Akhlaq Ahmad and Naib Qasid Salamat Bhatti guilty of corruption.
Meanwhile, taking a serious note of a private torture running under the supervision of Kot Abdul Malik police and recovery of two persons from there, the Lahore High Court has directed the higher police authorities to take action against the SHO concerned and other policemen involved in operating the cell.
Earlier, a bailiff had recovered two persons from the cell and produced them before the court. The Sheikhupura’s DPO told the court, through a report on Monday, that the recovered persons were facing criminal cases.
The court directed the DPO to get medical examination of the accused persons and report it within 10 days whether or not they were tortured in custody and also the action taken against the cops.
During the course of the case proceedings, the court remarked: “Existence of such illegal torture cells by the police is a matter of shame for the force’s high-ups.” The court will take up further hearing of case on October 20 next.