Lahore: LHC orders action against SHO
LAHORE: Justice Syed Ali Baqar Najfi of the Lahore High Court on Monday ordered strict action against the Khanqa Dogran SHO, Ahsan, for allegedly keeping an innocent citizen in illegal custody and subjecting him to torture. The court issued directions for medical examination of Muhammad Boota and submission of report in the court. Allah Ditta, a relative of the detainee, submitted a habeas corpus petition, pleading that the SHO had detained Boota without any reason, as there was no case lodged against him nor was he produced before any court.
The judge deputed a bailiff who recovered Boota from the police custody and produced him before the court. The bailiff in his report stated that the detainee (Boota) was kept in chain and no case was lodged against him.
Boota stated before the court that he was severely tortured by the police. The police took the plea that Boota was booked in a dacoity case.
LHC CJ: Following the old tradition, Lahore High Court’s new chief justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday visited the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) along with other judges.
LHCBA President Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry and other office bearers welcomed the chief justice and the judges on the bar premises. The chief justice and the judges spent some time with the bar members at a tea party held in their honour.