Punjab Police seek LHC permission to get access to IK residence
Punjab IG Dr Usman Anwar moved Lahore High Court (LHC) to get access to the residence of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The government lawyers and PTI lawyers reached the court room.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Fawad Chaudhary came to the rostrum and said that the court has saved people’s lives, PTI is grateful.
He said three issues were discussed, the first one was related to Imran Khan’s security as Imran Khan is ready to go to court even today, and will be ready tomorrow.
Judge remarked cameras are installed to identify the people. Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh remarked and said that legal action should be taken against those responsible.
Islamabad DIG tell the court why the arrest warrant was not executed? Judge’s remarked and questioned.
Punjab IG apprised the court that Police went to implement the court order and for the sake of the court, from DIG to ASP SHO and constables were tortured.
“Our DIG has a fracture in his leg. One of my constables is in hospital in Lahore with a brick stuck on his forehead, ” he said.
He said no representative of Islamabad Police was allowed to meet Imran Khan.
Police personnel went to Lahore to comply with the court’s order, but 65 personnel including a DIG rank officer were injured.
The police have never faced such a situation before with regard to court orders except in the areas where there was ‘terrorism’.
He said I have also appeared on behalf of the 65 policemen who were injured in Lahore.
“Today, how should I respond to the mothers of 65 injured officers and heroes who were tortured because they went to assist the court and returned bleeding,” he added.
A week later, an officer of the rank of DIG was sent but was met with petrol bombs, stones and sticks for disobeying court orders.
He apprised that 10 police vehicles and water cannon were burnt.
“Whatever you decide, you must think that if you want to give a discount to one person, give it to the other 22 crores. The law that is for me and is for everyone. Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan says that the law is equal for all. I leave the decision about the warrant to the discretion of the court”.
In this regard, PTI’s lawyer Khawaja Haris said in the court that what happened to the police should not have happened.