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SP summoned in girl’s ‘murder’ case

Lahore: The LHC CJ directed the City Division superintendent of police (investigation) to appear in court on December 21 with the investigation officer concerned along with the complete record of the case on the death of Laiba, a minor girl who was allegedly pushed in a cauldron on October 29.

The CJ took notice of an application submitted by the deceased two-year-old’s mother Shumaila, who appeared in person before the judge, alleging that the police had favoured the accused (Abdul Qayum and his daughter-in-law Bilqees) and declared them innocent. She requested the court to take action against the culprits.

DHQ: Also on Wednesday, the LHC CJ took suo motu notice of the death of a six-year-old boy Ans, who was allegedly administered a wrong injection in the District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ), Faisalabad.

The CJ directed the DHQ medical superintendent to submit a detailed report of the case within three days. He said that such incidents were on the rise and special care and interest was needed while treating minors.

Torture: Meanwhile, Lahore High Court judge Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry has directed the Attock district police officer (DPO) to produce Sikh lawyer Anoop Singh in court today (Thursday), allegedly involved in a case of house trespassing and torturing residents.

The judge issued the direction while hearing a quash petition filed by the lawyer Anoop Singh of Pindi Ghep, Attock. Counsel for the petitioner Arif Chaudhry submitted that Singh, being a professional lawyer, was contesting a case of divorce on behalf of a woman, Safia Begum, against her husband Muhammad Amin.

He said Amin had nurtured a grudge against Singh and implicated Singh in a fake case with the connivance of local police in order to settle his score. He alleged that Amin also tortured the lawyer and chopped his beard in police custody.

Transfers: The LHC CJ on Wednesday made LHC Registrar Tahir Pervez an officer on special duty (OSD). He appointed District and Sessions Judge (Establishment) Abdul Sattar Asghar as acting registrar until further orders. The CJ also made Rawalpindi District and Sessions Judge Abdul Karim Langah an OSD.

Justice Sharif also accepted the resignation of Lodhran Civil Judge Majid Bashir and appointed Chichawatni Civil Judge Mudassar Umar Bodla as his replacement.

The Punjab People’s Lawyers Forum (PLF) will organise a seminar today (Thursday) in connection with Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) foundation day at the Lahore High Court Bar Association’s (LHCBA) Karachi Shuhada Hall.

Senator Raza Rabbani, Senator Kazim Khan, Advisor to the prime minister Sardar Assef Ahmad Ali, PLF leaders Malik Saeed Hassan, SM Masud, Shahid Mehmood Bhatti and LHCBA Secretary Muqtadar Akhtar Shabbir would address the seminar.
Source: Daily Times