LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Thursday extended the judicial remand of PTI stalwarts Umar Sarfaraz Cheema, Ejaz Chaudhry and Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed in cases of May 9 violence by 14 days.
The court ordered the police to now produce the suspects on August 17.
Former Punjab governor and PTI leader Umar Sarfaraz Cheema, facing the allegation of attack on Askari Tower in Gulberg Lahore, was produced in the court of judge Abhar Gul Khan on the completion of his judicial remand.
The investigation officer (IO) requested the court for an extension in Cheema’s remand, saying the case’s challan was being prepared and would soon be presented in the court.
Similarly, Mehmoodur Rasheed, facing charges of vandalizing the Jinnah House and torching a container at Lahore’s Kalima Chowk, was also produced in the court of judge Abhar Gul Khan on the completion of his judicial remand.
Likewise, another PTI stalwart Ejaz Chaudhry, against whom case was registered at Lahore’s Race Course police station for setting police vehicles on fire outside Zaman Park, was also produced in the court of judge Abhar Gul Khan.
The IO requested the court for an extension in judicial remand of the suspect, saying the case’s challan was in final stages of its preparation.
Cause list of Khadija Shah’s bail plea cancelled
On the other hand, the hearing of bail applications filed by diehard PTI supporter Khadija Shah and others in Jinnah House and Askari Tower vandalism and arson cases was adjourned for an indefinite time period after Justice Farooq Haider went on leave without any prior notice.