A sessions court in Lahore on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to register a case against Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah for allegedly torturing lawyers in the federal capital on May 25 — the day of the PTI’s “Azadi March”.
Additional Sessions Judge Mian Mudassar Umar Bodla gave the verdict after hearing the arguments of the parties’ lawyers.
The order was issued on the petition filed by Advocate Haider Majeed, who also accused the police of not registering a case as sought.
Barrister Hassan Niazi and other lawyers represented the petitioner, while a video of the incident was also played in the courtroom.
According to the court order, the petitioner and his colleagues were boarding their vehicle when they were pulled over by the police.
The petitioners were “baton-charged, humiliated, and their vehicle was damaged badly” even though they were cooperating with law enforcers.
The court subsequently asked the petitioner to approach the SHO concerned with a copy of the court order to proceed with the matter.
Last week, PTI Chairman Imran Khan took to his Twitter handle to share videos of alleged police brutality and termed it “condemnable and unacceptable”.
“Flouting the Constitution [and] SC orders, this criminal imported government unleashed police brutality on our peaceful Azadi March protestors,” he tweeted.
He had also said that the party would be petitioning high courts to seek registration of cases against those responsible for using force against his party workers during their march.