Lawyers who beat up session judge issued show-cause notices

By: News Desk      Published: 11:41 AM, 1 Dec, 2021
Lawyers who beat up session judge issued show-cause notices
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Punjab Bar Council has taken notice of beating up of a Mandi Bahauddin session judge who had convicted deputy and assistant commissioners and awarded them jail terms of three months each, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Punjab Bar Council on Wednesday issued show-cause notices to the lawyers who thrashed session judge Rao Abdul Jabbar.

An FIR has also been registered in the Civil Lines Police Station. 

District and sessions judge of Mandi Bahauddin Rao Abdul Jabbar on Nov 26 convicted Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tariq Basra and Assistant Commissioner (AC) Imtiaz Ali Baig in contempt of court case, awarded them three-month imprisonment each and issued orders for sending them to jail.

However, later Lahore High Court Chief Justice suspended the order and sought replies from all parties as both AC and DC challenged the order on the purview of a consumer court to hear the case. 

The apex court of the province issued notices and sought replies from all parties in the case.

Both officers from the provincial bureaucracy challenged the case via their counsel on merits that the case did not fall under the purview of the consumer court.

The LHC CJ remarked that applicants could appeal in the next forum if a court took notice despite the matter not coming under its purview.

“The best solution of the matter is that you challenge it in the next forum,” the LHC remarked.

The officers’ counsel argued that a judge must decide the case as per the law.

The LHC CJ asked him whether his officers do not want to run the court as your officer disobeyed the court by sending the clerk to the court.

LHC CJ also remarked and questioned that the court summoned the Mandi Bahauddin DC then why did the DC call the honorable judge?

Punjab Advocate General said, “We all have to run the system otherwise nothing will be left.”

Reporter Malik Ashraf