KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday adjourned contempt of court case against Inspector General (IG) Sindh till March 3.
The hearing of the case was conducted by a new bench which comprised of Justice Muneeb Akhtar and Justice Saqib Hussain Bhatti.
IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali and other police officers were also present in the court at the moment.
Advocate Maulvi Iqbal Haider requested the court to include the names of IG Sindh and other police officers in Exit Control List (ECL).
Justice Sadiq Hussain Bhatti remarked that why does he repeatedly interfere in the case.
He also refused to hear the case as a result of which the new bench also broke down.
The bench while adjourning the case till March 3 resent the case to Chief Justice SHC.
It is pertinent to mention here that IG Sindh alongwith other police officers has already been indicted in the case.
On the previous hearing, police officers expressed mistrust on head of the bench Justice Ahmad Ali Sheikh and requested to form another bench after which a new bench comprising of Justice Muneeb Akhtar and Justice Sadiq Hussain Bhatti was established.
IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali, Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Jamil Ahmed, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) South Chaudhry Asad, DIG special branch Bashir Memon including other police officers are facing a contempt of court case for besieging the high court twice and torture of journalists by personnel dressed in civil.
On May 23, Special Security Unit (SSU) of Sindh Police led an operation in the court premises to arrest Pakistan People’s Party’s disenchanted member and former home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza. Journalists who were covering the big news of the day were also tortured and manhandled.
When a reply was sought from the federation, it stated that provincial government has the matter all to itself.