Lawyers manhandle civil judge in Lakki Marwat – Newspaper
LAKKI MARWAT: Some local lawyers manhandled a civilian judge and damaged his courtroom furniture on Thursday, police said.
They said the lawyers backed by the president of the district bar association, Asif Iqbal, attacked the civil judge in the courtroom and damaged the furniture. “Judge Umar Azmat Khan was slightly injured in the attack,” they added.
The Ghaznikhel police filed a complaint against the lawyers. According to the FIR, lawyers Farmanullah, Asif Iqbal, Mir Hamayun, Johar Yaqoob and Habibullah entered the court of Civil Judge Umar Azmat Khan while he was present there on duty as usual.
Police register FIR against lawyers
A personal case of attorney Farman was settled in court for bail and the attorneys reportedly tried to pressure the judge.
The judge told police the lawyers misbehaved with him and used inappropriate language. He said they attacked him with punches and kicks, injuring his left leg. He said they also tore his shirt.
Bannu Commissioner Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has ordered affected neighborhoods to take measures to provide ironclad security for foreigners working on development projects in the division.
Chairing a meeting in his office on Thursday, he said the government would provide security for foreign experts. “Keeping the situation in mind, it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to help the administration and law enforcement to maintain peace and harmony,” he said.
The commissioner said a comprehensive strategy has been devised to improve law and order in Bannu division.
Meanwhile, the district administration has banned the manufacture and sale of kites, kite string, wire and nylon rope for a period of one month within the boundaries of Bannu district. .
An official said owners and occupants of homes, shops, hospitals and other buildings should not allow kite activities on their roofs.
Posted in Dawn, February 25, 2022