Student torture case
A sessions court on Tuesday cancelled interim bail of main accused Muhammad Hanif, allegedly involved in destroying eyesight of a 9th class student, ,due to non-appearance in the court.
Sundar police had registered a case against Muhammad Hanif and his accomplices for depriving 14-year-old, Aish, a resident of Rangeelpur village of Sundar area-of his eyesight by stabbing him with an ice pick,to seek revenge in the name of ‘honour’. The accused Muhammad Hanif had secured the interim bail from the court till April 17. The matter was fixed for today but the accused wilfully abstained to appear before the court.
At this, Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Ejaz cancelled the interim bail. It is pertinent to mention that the police had already arrested five other accused in connection with this case.
An anti-terrorism court had remanded three accused to police custody on physical remand for interrogation whereas two accused had been sent to jail on judicial remand.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court Tuesday disposed of a petition, questioning security of the Lahore High Court, public places and lack of implementation of ban on protests at Mall Road.
Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabir disposed of the petition filed by Ali Javed in the light of law officer’s statement and reply filed on behalf of the provincial Home Department. A provincial law officer informed that the LHC had imposed a ban on protests at The Mall, in November 2011 and it was still intact.
He further assured the court that all possible measures would be taken to restrain people from launching protest at Mall Road and blocking it.
Earlier, in its reply, the Home department submitted that security of public places/buildings and courts were top priority of the government. The Home department submitted that Punjab government was making all out efforts to ensure security of court premises.
In view of security threats, special measures had been adopted for security of the Lahore High Court including provision of Walk-through gates, explosive detectors, construction of walls and fire fighting equipments, it added.