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Supreme Court adjourns hearing of suo moto of police torture on lawyers till 15th

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Friday adjourned the hearing of the suo moto notice regarding the police torture over the lawyers in Lahore till October 15 while the IG Punjab Police Tariq Saleem Dogar submitted a report on the incident in the apex court.

During the course of hearing, the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that transfers did not make any difference as the police had paralyzed the entire system. The IG prayed before the court that they were ready to face any punishment but they wanted justice.

He told that action had been taken against seven police personnel as the SHO’s were suspended and the DSP was transferred. Responding to the IG, the CJ said police was behind the deterioration of the situation.

He said that such people were performing the duties of magistrates today who were engaged in creating clashes. He ordered the police to present medical certificates of the 45 injured lawyers on the next hearing.

In his remarks, Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday said the pictures of slapping the CJ were published during the lawyers’ movement even today adding no incident of dishonoring a judge would have taken place in Lahore if the responsible of the last incident were punished.

The CJ said nepotism and favouritism had resulted in the inappropriate appointments of DCs adding the office of DC was a very responsible. The CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said the transfer of the DSP would not make any difference adding the incident had paralyzed the entire judicial system. He continued to say the transferred DSP would keep on the same attitude in the new place as well.-SANA

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