PTI possible long march: IHC stops police from unnecessary harassing the citizens

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) has stopped police from unnecessary harassing the citizens.

Chief Justice (CJ) IHC Athar Minallah took up for hearing petition filed by former Advocate General (AG) Niaz Ullah Niazi against police action in the perspective of Imran Khan long march Monday.

Khawar Amir Bokhari advocate and others appeared in the court on behalf of the petitioner.

Islamabad Police filed the report in the court.

The police authorities told the court special branch worked out this report and gave it to IG Police. He gave it to us.

The court inquired who had made this call to the petitioner.

Police Sub Inspector Azmat Bajwa told the court he had made this call. I had asked for depositing surety bonds.

The court inquired police have sought surety bonds under what law.

Police told the court they had sought surety bonds due to Naqs Aman (breach of peace).What order was given they obeyed it.

The counsel for petitioner told the court magistrate can issue order for surety bonds. Police is not authorized.

The CJ IHC remarked what procedure has been adopted by police regarding surety bonds is not correct legally.

The court remarked it should be satisfied on next hearing about the list framed by the police.

The court ordered police to stop from harassing the petitioners and citizens till next hearing.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till next week.