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LHC orders Pervez Elahi be produced before court tomorrow
- Web Desk
- Sep 04, 2023
LAHORE: In a contempt case for arresting Chaudhry Parvez Elahi despite Lahore High Court orders against it, the court has ordered that Elahi be produced before the court tomorrow.
Justice Amjad Rafique was hearing a petition of Parvez Elahi’s wife Qaisara against the arrest of her husband despite high court orders against it in any other case and not transferring him home safely
Earlier the court had summoned the Punjab police chief (IGP), the Lahore CCPO and other officers at along with their replies.
During the hearing of the case, the government lawyer told the court that the DIGs of operations and investigation had proceeded on an official visit to Balochistan.
The legal DSPs submitted responses on behalf of both the officers.
The court remarked that if both the officers did not show up today, they will be issued show-cause notices.
Meanwhile, Parvez Elahi suddenly fallen ill in Attock Jail where he was being kept after being arrested under MPO despite the Lahore High Court ordering his release.
According to jail sources, Elahi was shifted to the PIMS hospital in Islamabad where after having a checkup he was sent back to Attock Jail.
During the hearing of the case, the government lawyer told the court that the DIGs of operations and investigation had proceeded on an official visit to Balochistan. The legal DSPs submitted responses on behalf of both the officers.
Qaisara Elahi’s lawyer Tahir Nasrullah told the court that he was sitting behind Parvez Elahi in the car when he was ‘abducted’. The police tried to arrest Elahi once on The Mall road.
He further said that 300 masked men stopped the car on Canal Road, adding that 40-50 cars accompanied them, while three cars intercepted them from the front.
As soon as the car stopped, the DIG operations emerged from it.
The Judge has ordered District and Session Judge to bring Pervez Elahi to court tomorrow. He has also issued a contempt of court notice against Islamabad Police.