Inquiry be held afresh, court be informed about FIA personnel behind violence against senior journalist Mohsin Jamil Baig: IHC


Islamabad High Court (IHC) while ordering Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad to hold inquiry afresh in Senior journalist Mohsin Baig violence case maintaining the court be told about FIA personnel who were involved in the violence against the senior journalist..

FIA petition against Additional Sessions judge Zafar Iqbal orders for registration of case against the FIA personnel involved in subjecting senior journalist Mohsin Baig to violence in police custody came up for hearing before a single bench of IHC led by Chief Justice (CJ) Athar Minallah here Wednesday.

The court remarked it has become clear that SHO committed grave mistakes in this matter and trespassed his powers. SHO Margalla police allowed FIA personnel to enter into the police station he got senior journalist Mohsin Baig who was in custody of police subjected to violence by FIA personnel.

The CJ IHC Athar Minallah while addressing SHO Margalla police sub inspector Khurram Shahzad asked under what powers he allowed the FIA personnel to enter into police station. Are you facilitator of FIA.

How can FIA subject to violence an arrested person who is in your custody.

If this is your attitude with senior journalists then what treatment you mete out to common citizen in the police station.

Common citizen has not even access to this court.

Should such person remain SHO. What should we do about the law regarding citizen freedom. Is this law confined to books only.

During the hearing of the case FIA Prosecutor took the plea FIA took action in the matter within its powers.

The court should order to expunge the part of additional sessions judge order pertaining to registration of case against FIA personnel.

CJ IHC Athar Minallah remarked if some citizen has committed mistake even then law enforcement agencies have no powers to overstep their powers.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till July 01.