Contempt of court: LHC summons DCO Sheikhupura in gravedigger's petition

Gravedigger filed petition against demolition of his house, district govt fails to comply with court's orders.


Our Correspondent April 10, 2012

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court summoned District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sheikhupura in a contempt of court petition filed by a gravedigger against the demolition of his house.

Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan of the LHC directed the DCO to appear before the court on April 24 and adjourned the proceedings. The court issued this order on a petition filed by Falak Sher who had submitted that he was residing in his house near Data Shah Kamal Graveyard since the last 40 years.

He submitted that he challenged the demolition before the LHC which had directed the district government to decide the matter on merit within one month. He said many months had passed but the district government has not taken any decision in this regard.

He said this act of the CDGL was tantamount to contempt of court and responsible officers should be tried under contempt of court legal provisions.

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