IHC dismisses case against medical students over Covid SOPs violation
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered Monday to dismiss the case registered against medical students over the violation of coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Section 144, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
IHC Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri passed the order to dismiss the case on the request of the students.
The court, in its six-page written judgment, also explained the reasons for throwing out the case.
“The students are accused of chanting anti-government slogans and violating the Covid-19 SOPs during the protest,” the court said.
“A case was registered against the students at Kohsar police station on the complaint of operator Muntazir,” it added.
“But, at the time of registration of the case, the government officer enforcing coronavirus SOPs and Section 144 or his subordinate was not present,” it stated.
“Under Section 195 (1)(A), FIR cannot be registered if the public officer is not present,” the court declared.
“On July 6, 2021, the FIR registered at Kohsar police station on the complaint of operator Muntazir should be dismissed,” the court ordered.
Reporter: Ehtisham Kiyani