Islamabad: A three member bench headed by the Honourable Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, Chief Justice of Pakistan and comprising other two members namely Honourable Mr. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Honourable Mr.Justice Tariq Parvez heard Criminal Misc. No. 58-L of 2012 in Criminal Petition No. 1000-L of 2011 (Ali Nawaz Versus The State, etc.).
Mr. Sadaqat Ali Khan, PG Punjab, Mr. M. Aslam Tareen, Addl. IG (Investigation) Punjab, Rana M. Anwar, DSP (Legal) and Mirza Qamar Zaman, DSP (Legal) appeared on Court’s Notice.
Mr. Sadaqat Ali Khan, Prosecutor General, Punjab submitted a report informing that from 22nd to 25th February, 2012, 29395 challans have been submitted in the concerned Courts of law and that instructions have also been issued to all the learned Prosecutors to streamline their performance/working for the purposes of submitting challans in Courts, according to law.
Mr. Muhammad Aslam Tareen, Additional Inspector General of Police (Investigation), Punjab, stated that all possible resources shall be utilized to ensure that in future delay is not caused in submitting challans before the Courts of law. He further stated that the Provincial Police Officer, Punjab, has appointed Major Mubashir Ullah, DIG to conduct a thorough inquiry as to why challan in the instant case was subjected to 43 objections from time to time.
It was noted that on the last date of hearing, Member, Inspection Team, Lahore High Court, Lahore, pointed out that the police officers/officials forged the signatures of Mr. Saif Ullah Tarar, Civil Judge/Magistrate 1st Class, Lahore Cantt, Lahore, for the purposes of showing that the accused has been produced in the Court for judicial remand, but the fact remains that the accused was never brought from jail, as we got procured his attendance and inquired from him about the sad fact however, jail record so produced indicated that he was produced in the Court.
The PPO, Punjab was directed to also include this aspect of the matter in Terms of Reference of the inquiry, if the same has already not been added, which has been assigned to said Major Mubashir Ullah, DIG for fixing responsibility upon the police officials or the jail authorities/officials and if any other official/para-legal staff is found involved in the same, their names should also come on record for the purposes of further action, if need be,
No one appeared on behalf of Inspector General (Prisons), Punjab to submit the report in respect of the condition of the Prisons throughout in the Province of Punjab and immediate measures, which are being taken to accommodate the prisoners. Notice was repeated and the case was adjourned to a date in office after two weeks.
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