Justice Isa denies ordering arrest of PTI lawmaker

By: News Desk      Published: 05:08 PM, 27 Oct, 2021
justice qazi faez isa
justice qazi faez isa

Giving his version of the incident of exchange of hot words between him and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Akram Cheema, Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday rejected the allegation levelled against him by Mr. Cheema that he had ordered his arrest, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser, on the other hand, has asked for a report from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Punjab on the incident. 

Sources in the speaker’s chamber have told 24News that the MNA had been arrested by the police and that it was only after the speaker’s intervention that he was released. 

Sources further said that MNA Cheema had a meeting with Speaker Qaiser in which he told him that police took him to a police station along with his car where he was kept in illegal confinement.  “And although I was later on released, my car is still in police’s custody,” sources quoting the MNA as telling the speaker.

Justice Isa, on the other hand, has said that he had not ordered the arrest of MNA Cheema. “One morning, I saw a suspicious-looking car parked on a footpath in front of the parliament. Without knowing who was inside it, I asked the police about it. But the man sitting inside the car started misbehaving with me and then sped away from the car to the parliament,” the judge said, adding that on return from the parliament, the car driver intercepted him and had an altercation with him. “But I preferred to remain silent.