IG asked to submit report on anti-judiciary banners

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Islamabad Inspector General Police Aftab Cheema to submit a detailed report within next seven days regarding the displaying of anti-judiciary posters and banners in the red zone of the capital.
During hearing of the case federal police chief appeared before the court and said the mastermind accused Rashid was arrested and the interrogation was underway. Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked that it was surprising that the police did not notice anyone who displayed the anti-judiciary banners in the red zone of the capital. Aftab Cheema informed the court that the police pickets in the capital was established to keep a check on any terrorist activity in the capital and a vehicle carrying banners was not checked and examined by the police. He added that he himself visited the points where banners were displayed. Justice Gulzar Ahmed questioned were the places hidden where anti-judiciary banners were displayed.
Aftab Cheema replied that posters and banners were placed far away from the police check points and said the police removed the banners but the banners were again displayed and said about 22 posters and banners were displayed in the different locations of the federal capital. Justice Khawaja remarked “even the judges” are stopped and checked on police pickets but it is surprising that no one noticed them who displayed anti-judiciary banners in the capital. The court then directed the IG Islamabad to submit report for this incompetence within next seven days and adjourned the hearing till July 9th.

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