LHC suspends imprisonment order of Mandi Bahauddin DC, AC
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The Lahore High Court (LHC) stayed the Mandi Bahauddin Consumer Court order of Mandi Bahauddin DC and AC three-month imprisonments under the ‘contempt of court’ proceedings, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
LHC Chief Justice suspended the imprisonment orders on Mandi Bahauddin Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner’s application that challenged the consumer court order.
The apex court of the province issued notice 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.
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,” LHC remarked.
The officers’ counsel argued that a judge must decide the case as per the law.
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 in what way 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