Police present report on top court judge residence attack

Justice Ijazul Ahsan

Justice Ijazul Ahsan

Officers of the Special Branch and Forensics Agency will also be part of the team.

Meanwhile, the case of the attack on the apex court judge's residence has been lodged against unidentified persons in Model Town Police Station and provisions of terrorism and attempted murder have been included in the case.

"They collected the evidence (data, photographs, and bullet slug)". Additional IG Muhammad Tahir is heading the probe.

According to the preliminary observations of the Crime Scene Unit (CSU), the first shot that hit the main gate of the house could be a stray bullet which was sacked from a distance and was on the final stage of its parabolic trajectory. Initial reports suggested a bullet had been fired from a distance.

Rangers and police cordoned off the area and were conducting a search operation.

LAHORE: Shots were fired at the residence of Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan on Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to Geo News.

"All stakeholders should ensure [a] secure environment for [the] effective functioning of the state institutions and continue the efforts to consolidate improving peace and stability".

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto while condemning the firing incident has called for an independent inquiry and immediate arrest of culprit.

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan, who started the legal proceedings against Nawaz Sharif and his family, said that the shooting incident may be a political motive to "pressurise" the judiciary.

Justice Ahsan often spends the weekend in Lahore, his hometown, where he, along with the chief justice, presides over several cases related to public welfare issues and other matters at the Lahore registry.

On July 28 past year, a five-judge bench of the apex court unanimously disqualified Sharif and directed the NAB to file references against him, his sons - Hassan and Hussain Nawaz - daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar and Ishaq Dar.

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