Pak SC pulls up officials for 'dubious' Lal Masjid cases
The apex court has hauled up the authorities for registration of "dubious" cases against those arrested last month from the radical Lal Masjid complex.world Updated: Aug 10, 2007 15:31 IST
Pakistan Supreme Court has hauled up the authorities for registration of "dubious" cases against those arrested last month from the radical Lal Masjid complex, which was the scene of a bloody military operation against the militants.
The apex court, which was conducting a suo motu proceedings in a case of extra-judicial killings during the Lal Masjid operation, took notice of registration of "dubious" cases against those arrested from complex.
The two judge bench, comprising Justices Abdul Hameed Dogar and Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, reprimanded the authorities producing bogus supplementary report (ante-dated zimnis) in the court.
It directed Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Raja Irshad to have meetings with the 'legal aid committee' to halt discrimination against the uninvolved people.
DAG Irshad submitted a report with the bench admitting that some people were implicated in criminal cases through bogus supplementary report, the Daily Times said on Friday. The court sought more information in this regard.
The court also ordered the National Police Bureau Director General (DG) Shoaib Suddal to submit a report on DNA tests of those killed during the operation to identify them.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali told the bench that 61 blood samples were collected from different bodies for DNA tests.
The court on Thursday also summoned the National Police Academy DG and the DNA Test Laboratory incharge and sought a report when the bench was told that the authorities concerned were deliberately delaying the DNA results.
First Published: Aug 10, 2007 15:26 IST