LHC bench hearing the petition against constitution of second JIT in Model town incident stands dissolved

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The larger bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) hearing the petition challenging the constitution of second JIT regarding Model Town incident has been dissolved.

Justice Ali Zia Bajwa, member of bench has recused from hearing the petition.

Justice Ali Zia Bajwa said he could not become part of bench due to personal reasons.

A five members bench of LHC presided over by Chief Justice (CJ) LHC Amir Bhatti took up the case for hearing Tuesday.

CJ Amir Bhatti said new larger bench will be constituted in connection with next hearing.

The petitioner Khurram Rafiq prayed the court to adjourn the hearing as he wanted to hire new lawyer. He requested the court to give time to hire new lawyer in place of Azam Nazir Tarar.

Advocate General Punjab Ahmad Owais and counsel for Awami Tehreek Azhar Siddique advocate also appeared in the court.

Azhar Siddique took the plea one judge who is included in the bench has remained lawyer in this case.

The CJ LHC remarked this matter is in the knowledge of the court. New bench will be constituted before next hearing.

The central petition has been filed by Police personnel Rizwan Qadir and Khurram Rafiq..

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till November 29.