The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the arrest of a land grabber. The court dismissed the petition after declaring it meritless. The court held that the arrest of Mansha Ali Khokhar alias Mansha Bomb by the police was legal whereas investigations could not be stifled at this stage.
Justice Ali Baqar Najafi announced the reserved verdict on a petition filed by Aamir Mansha, son of Mansha Ali Khokhar. The court had reserved the verdict after hearing detailed arguments of the parties earlier in the day. In final arguments, the petitioners counsel had pleaded with the court to order the release of Mansha Khokhar who was illegally arrested and confined by the police.
He submitted that the accused was not required in any criminal case. However, the respondent, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore, through a report, submitted that the accused was arrested on September 14 in connection with a case registered at Nawab Town Police Station under Section 392 of Pakistan Penal Code and he had been sent to jail for an identification parade. At this stage, the law officer submitted that the accused was a notorious criminal and had been associated with land grabbing activities.