ISLAMABAD: Police have registered cases against the lawyers who earlier in the day stormed the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and vandalised it, forcing IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah to confine himself to his room.
The IHC, in a statement, said that cases have been registered against the lawyers who stormed the high court and inflicted damage at the premises of the IHC.
Police are currently raiding different parts of the city to arrest the lawyers who were involved in the violent protest. Twenty-one lawyers have been booked by police for being involved in the protest and separate contempt of court proceedings will be initiated against those found guilty of the offence, read the high court’s press release. The IHC stated that it had sent a reference to the Islamabad Bar Council to suspend the licenses of the lawyers who were involved in the protest.
A mob of lawyers smashed windows in the Chief Justice block, chanting slogans outside the IHC Chief Justice’s office in a violent protest against the recent action by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).