Numerous legal professionals in Faisalabad resorted to violence in protest on Monday after greater than 30 of their colleagues have been booked in a case underneath terrorism fees.
The case was registered towards the legal professionals on Sunday for allegedly manhandling Dijkot police station in-charge and his employees on a district courtroom’s premises once they reached there to supply a suspect earlier than a decide. The suspect was stated to be a brother of one of many legal professionals.
On Monday, some legal professionals’ representatives requested the police to withdraw the case however police officers refused to oblige them. The refusal enraged the legal professionals, who held an indication at committee chowk and obtained a close-by market closed.
The protesting legal professionals then attacked the CPO workplace and injured three policemen deployed outdoors the workplace. The protest nonetheless continues and the state of affairs within the space is tense.
Faisalabad Police spokesman Amir Waheed informed DawnNewsTV that a suspect named Malik Shahid, brother of lawyer Malik Arshad, was booked by police on April 25 in a case involving Rs2 million underneath part 406 (punishment for felony breach of belief) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
In line with the spokesman, when Dijkot Station Home Officer Malik Waris produced the suspect earlier than the courtroom on Saturday, some legal professionals attacked the policemen accompanying him. The legal professionals not solely hurled life threats on the cops but in addition tore their uniform, snatched money, ID playing cards, service playing cards and different valuables.
The policemen have been additionally subjected to illegal detention, he claimed, including that the legal professionals’ act of violence terrorised the litigants and others current on the courtroom premises. The legal professionals have been subsequently booked beneath the Anti-Terrorism Act.
“Now extra instances will probably be filed towards the agitating legal professionals for attacking police and public properties,” Waheed stated.
Faisalabad District Bar President Malik Mohammad Amjad denied all of the allegations and stated that the SHO had arrested the brother of a lawyer with none justification. He alleged that the police officer had misbehaved with the legal professionals on the courtroom premises.
“Some junior legal professionals had exchanged harsh phrases with policemen. Subsequently, each the events scuffled with one another,” he stated and categorically denied fees of kidnapping or unlawfully detaining the policemen.
“We’re protesting as a result of the police booked the legal professionals beneath terrorism fees and that was unfair,” the legal professionals’ consultant stated.
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