Verbal clash between Hamza Shehbaz and police sinks court hearing

By: News Desk      Published: 03:30 PM, 31 Oct, 2020
Verbal clash between Hamza Shehbaz and police sinks court hearing
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PML-N leader Attaullah Tarar on Saturday said the jail authorities handed over Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz to the police and there was a verbal clash between them, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Tarar, who is PML-N Deputy Secretary-General, said this while talking to media persons outside an accountability court in Lahore, where Hamza was scheduled to appear in connection with the hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

About the police claim that it was Hamza who refused to travel in an armoured car, he said how the PML-N leader could refuse to do so when he was in the custody of the authorities.   

Later, the accountability court issued show-cause notices to the home secretary and the IG prisons for not producing Hamza in person.

The accountability court judge – Amjad Nazir Chaudhry – issued similar notices to the Lahore CCPO and SP Headquarters, directing them to appear and explain their position at the next hearing scheduled for November 10.

During the proceedings, the judge expressed his annoyance for not transporting Hamza from the Kot Lakhpat jail and asked the NAB witnesses to record their statements at the next hearing.

Meanwhile, the judge also regretted that Hamza had refused to use armoured car for being shifted to the court.

These remarks were passed as Usama Ahmed, the deputy jail superintendent, submitted a report which noted that it was the PML-N leader who wasn’t ready for the purpose.

Earlier, the court had directed the jail authorities to explain their position after Hamza didn’t arrive at the courtroom with the PML-N leaders expressing doubts over the police stance.

On the other hand, the family members reached the prison to meet the imprisoned PML-N leader.