LAHORE: The LHC on Monday (18th of September, 2023) issued a non-bailable arrest warrants for IG Islamabad on his non-appearance despite issuance of bailable arrest warrants, in a contempt proceedings over defiance of an order for production of former chief minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.
The court also issued show cause notice to the superintendent police concerned for not executing bailable arrest warrants of the IG Islamabad.
Justice Mirza Viqas Rauf passed the orders while hearing a contempt petition filed by Qaisara Elahi, wife of Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.
During the proceedings, in response to a court query, a law officer apprised the court that a reply had been received on behalf of the IGP Islamabad but he could not attend the proceedings due to his other engagements.
At this, the court took serious exception to IGP Islamabad’s absence despite the issuance of his bailable arrest warrants for ensuring his presence on Monday (September 18).
The court observed that its orders were being taken easy and directed a law officer to talk to IG Islamabad to know when he could attend the proceedings.
Later, the court adjourned further proceedings till October 2 and issued non-bailable arrest warrants for IGP Islamabad.
The court also issued bailable arrest warrants for chief commissioner Islamabad over non-appearance despite clear court orders.
Meanwhile, the court summoned the DIG Investigations, DIG Operations and SP Security (LHC) on October 2 for framing charges after rejecting their replies in connection with the arrest of Chaudhry Parvez Elahi for being unsatisfactory.
The court directed the officers to appear along with their counsel on the next hearing, besides appointing a law officer as prosecutor.