LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the possible shifting double murder accused, US citizen Raymond Davis, to Adiyala Jail, Rawalpindi from Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore.
Admonishing the lawyer, Rana Ilamud Din Ghazi, the CJ said that the court cannot issue any orders based on presumptions. The CJ said that Ghazi had filed a useless and premature petition. He asked the lawyer how he had come to know that Raymond was being shifted to Adiyala Jail.
“Have you dreamt about his shifting?” CJ questioned the petitioner angrily. Advocate Ilamudin Ghazi had filed the petition expressing apprehension that Raymond would be shifted to Adiyala Jail from where the government could easily extradite him to the US.
He had prayed that the court restrain the authorities from doing so. The CJ, while dismissing the petition, remarked that the trial of the accused was in process and so he could not be shifted to any other district. He also warned the lawyer not to waste the court’s precious time by filing frivolous petitions.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2011.
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