17 lawyers issued show cause notices over IHC attack

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Islamabad High Court has issued contempt of court show cause notices to 17 lawyers involved in Monday’s attack and vandalism of IHC building.

On Monday, a case was registered against lawyers who stormed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) following demolition of illegal chambers in District Court. Police conducted raids to arrest the lawyers named in the case.

A spokesman for the Islamabad High Court (IHC) said in a statement that the case was registered against the lawyers involved in the commotion.

The FIR was launched against 300 lawyers who stormed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) building, however, 22 lawyers were named in the FIR under terrorism provisions.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the Islamabad High Court said that some lawyers attacked the Chief Justice’s block and vandalized it. Contempt of court proceedings have been initiated against the lawyers nominated in the case.

He said that a reference has been sent to the Islamabad Bar Council to suspend the licenses of the lawyers involved in the attack on the High Court.