Court of Session in Lahore on Wednesday ordered registration of a criminal case against Interior Minister Rana Sanaulla and top police officials for alleged torture by the authorities of lawyers in provincial capital on day of Azadi March of PTI on May 25th.
The order was issued after a lawyer named Haider Majid Advocaat petitioned the court. also police charge of failure to register the case in the manner prescribed by law.
Barrister Hassan Niazi and other lawyers represented the petitioner video of the incident was also played in courtroom.
petitioner sought registration of a business against interior ministerCCPO Lahore, DIG Operations Lahore, SP Esa Sukheri (Northern Cantt Lahore), SP Waqar Azeem Kharal, DSP Akber Ali, SHO Asad Abbas and others.
After listening to the arguments on statement, copy of which the available with Dawn.comAdditional sessions referee Mian Mudassar Umar Bodla ordered the relevant station house official for registration criminal case under section 154 (information in known cases) of the code of Criminal procedure and consideration of the case “in conformity with law”.
The judgment states that petitioner and his colleagues sat on them vehicle when they were taken out over police.
It’s gone on to say that the applicants were “loaded with batons, humiliated, disgraced and vehicle was badly damaged”, although they cooperated with security forces.
Subsequently, the court requested petitioner contact the relevant SHO with copy of writ to continue with cause.
March of PTI Chairman Imran Khan for Haqiqi Azadi — true freedom – preceded by the appeal of the authorities of Section 144, measure used to stop gatherings.
government also placed sea containers on major highways to block path of protesters, claiming it was intended to spread “chaos and disorder”.
Unrestrained moves marching, who tried to force through containers to make them way in Islamabad, were met with tear gas as the police tried to disperse them. Police also charged with them with clubs.
Imran last week posted on Twitter video editing of alleged police brutality and called it “reprehensible and unacceptable”.
“By violating the Constitution and rulings of the Supreme Court, this criminal imported government unleashed police brutality on our peaceful protesters in the Azadi march,” he said, adding that the raids were also hosted by PTI member clubs homes in Sindh and Punjab on the eve of the march.
He had also said that party will apply to the high courts for registration of cases against those responsible for using force against his party workers during the march.