Contempt case sought against Pak police for refusal to register FIR against Musharraf

Islamabad, July 19 (ANI): A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court seeking contempt proceedings against two police officials for refusing to register a criminal case against former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf.

The son of a deceased Lal Masjid cleric has submitted the petition in the IHC after two police officials, station house officer (SHO) of Aabpara police station and the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Yaseen Farooq, refused to register the case.

According to Dawn News, on July 12, 2013, IHC's Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi had heard Haroon Rasheed's original petition, which was filed in June 2013, seeking registration of FIR against Musharraf for launching the military operation in the Red Mosque in 2007.

During the operation, 103 people, including Rasheed's father, Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, and grandmother.

The judge had disposed of the petition ordering the SHO concerned to record Rasheed's version and register an FIR against Musharraf without delay.

According to the report, Tariq Asad, the petitioner's counsel, stated that Rasheed had submitted his written statement before the SHO for the registration of FIR against Musharraf in accordance with the law.

However, the SHO had refused to comply stating that he had submitted the court orders and Rasheed's version before the SSP (operations) for approval.

The counsel added that the approval had still not been granted.

Rasheed said the SHO and the SSP had deliberately declined to obey the court orders and had hence committed contempt of court, the report added. (ANI)

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