ISLAMABAD: Police have registered a case against the lawyers who attacked the Islamabad High Court (IHC) building in response to the action taken against the illegal structure of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
A press release issued by the High Court announced that FIRs have been registered against all the lawyers involved in the violence, adding that police were conducting raids to nab those involved in the incident.
Read the High Court press release. Police have registered a case against 21 lawyers for their involvement in the protest and separate contempt proceedings will be initiated against those found guilty of the crime.
The IHC said it had sent a reference to the Islamabad Bar Council to suspend the licenses of lawyers involved in the protest.
Crowds of lawyers smashed the windows of the CJ block against the CDA’s action
Crowds of lawyers smashed windows in the Chief Justice’s Block in a violent protest against the recent action of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
The CDA had on Sunday night demolished illegal houses set up by lawyers in the premises of the District and Sessions Court in Islamabad.
Sources said that the special security unit was not present when the lawyers started their protest.
Sources confirmed that Islamabad police personnel reached the spot after a long delay
The alleged violence forced IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah to be imprisoned in his chambers.
Protesting lawyers chanted slogans against the IHCCJ, when journalists and several protesters clashed as journalists tried to record footage of bullying at the exhibition.
According to sources, the entrances to the IHC had been closed since 10 a.m., sources said, adding that lawyers and clerks have been barred from entering, and the service road leading to the court premises has also been closed. ۔
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