LAHORE - A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday rejected Punjab Police report on security arrangements for courts.
The bench, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, also expressed dismay over the performance of the Punjab Prosecution Department by saying that the accused involved in heinous crimes released from prisons because of the poor prosecution.
The bench directed the Punjab police and Prosecution to submit detail report stating the fool proof security arrangements in the lower judiciary premises of all the provincial districts.
Earlier, Additional Inspector General of Police Muhammad Aimliash and Punjab Prosecutor Sadaqat Ali Khan appeared before the court in response of a petition regarding court premises security.
The Addl. IGP submitted a report before the bench stating that courts security was being improved and various negligent police officials had been suspended and removed from the services. Quoting the report, he said the trained police officers were being appointed for the security off the lower judiciary.
The Punjab Prosecutor also told the division bench that the department was cooperating with the police to improve the system.
At this, the bench rejected the report and observed that the prosecution had an important role in the criminal cases. However, the hardened criminals had been acquitted from the cases due to the poor prosecution and investigation.
The bench adjourned hearing till September 19 and sought a detailed report regarding fool proof security of the courts premises.