Lawyer ‘manhandled’: Contempt notice to SHO as FIR against Shah still pending

Advocate Manzoor Ansari was beaten up outside the court by Shah’s alleged henchmen.


Our Correspondent April 14, 2013
The court had ordered the police on April 11 to register an FIR against Shah, his daughter and former MNA Nafeesa Shah and 11 others. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

SUKKUR:


The Sukkur district and sessions court has issued a notice to the SHO A-section police station to appear before the court on Monday and explain why he failed to register an FIR against former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah.


The court had ordered the police on April 11 to register an FIR against Shah, his daughter and former MNA Nafeesa Shah and 11 others.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Advocate Manzoor Ansari said that on April 11 he went to the police station to register an FIR against 13 persons but SHO Mumtaz Mughal stalled him and then left the police station. Ansari said that he left after waiting for over two hours.

The next day, Ansari visited the police station again but was informed that the SHO has been transferred and the post was lying vacant, therefore, the FIR could not be registered. He, thus, filed a contempt application today (Saturday) when the judges issued a notice to the SHO, he added.

On April 10, Ansari was allegedly beaten up outside the courtroom after filing objections against the former CM for hiding facts about his assets and those of his close relatives before the election tribunal. Ansari filed an application against his manhandling in the district and sessions court the next day. After hearing his application, judge Saleem Jan Khan ordered an FIR to be registered against Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Nafeesa Shah, Advocate Liaqat Shar, Shabbir Shar, Qurban Shar, Kamal Shar, Farooq Jatoi, Ubaidullah Kalwar and others.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2013. 

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