LHC releases two men from illegal police custody
LAHORE A bailiff of the Lahore High Court (LHC) released two men who had been illegally detained by police in Gogera, Okara district, for seven days.
Justice Farrukh Latif of the LHC had sent the bailiff on a writ petition from Yasin, a cousin of the detainees. Justice Latif ordered the Okara district police officer to punish Sub Inspector Muhammad Akram for illegally detaining Atif and Irfan and report to the court. The court observed that the police is made a party in 80 percent of cases for its illegal action against people.
The court observed that it was the duty of senior officers to look into the activities of the police and devise means to change their behavior by an effective system of check and balance. Justice Latif said proper conduct by the police could decrease court workload.
LHC extends status quo for tenants: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has extended permission to tenants against their eviction from a Nicholson Road building which had been hired by late Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan since 1967 for residential and political purposes.
The building was owned by Mian Muhammad Saeed and was rented for Rs 650 a month. Differences arose between the landlord and the late Nawabzada a few years ago and Mian Saeed approached the rent controller’s court to seek Nawabzada’s eviction.
But the parties agreed on Rs 2,200 monthly rent and the case was withdrawn. It was also decided that no party would approach the court against this decision but after Mian Saeed’s death his heirs went to court and got an exparte decree against the tenants. staff report