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Court asks bar presidents to record statement in IHC building attack case

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday instructed the police to record the statements of presidents of bar associations in bail petitions of three accused lawyers in Islamabad High Court building vandalizing case.

A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani heard the post arrest bail cases of three lawyers including secretary Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) Tasadaq Hanif, member Islamabad Bar Council (IBC) Naseer Kiyani and Hammad Dar Advocate.

The court directed to re-cord the statements of presidents of IHCBA, IBC and District Bar Association (DBA) in the bail cases besides reserving the verdict.

The court observed that the office bearer of bars were present on the occasion and trying to stop the protesters. The court directed the police to record their statements.

SSP Operations Islamabad Attaur Rehman produced the report of joint investigation team (JIT) and said that several others lawyers’ names had come on surface during the investigation process.

Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani asked the police officer to clear the lawyers who had no connection with the incident.

After this, the court adjourned hearing of the case with above instructions.

IHC reserves decision regarding physical remand of two lawyers: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved its judgment on an appeal of prosecution seeking more physical remand of lawyers in Islamabad High Court building attack case.

A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani heard the case challenging the decision of Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) rejecting the request for more physical remand.

During hearing, State Counsel Danial Hassan adopted the stance that a witness had told that the two lawyers including Tasadaq Hanif and Hammad Dar had tried to snatch gun from a personnel. He prayed the court to grant physical remand for more investigation.

The court observed that the prosecution had already obtained around one-month remand of the accused and noted that it was filing this application just now while the Anti Terrorism Court had rejected the request on March 22.

The state counsel said that the appeal was filed after the approval of commissioner office.

Latif Khosa said that no lawyer was armed during the incident. After this, the court reserved decision on the matter.

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