LAHORE - A session court yesterday declared Mustafa Kanju, the son of former state minister Siddique Kanju, as proclaimed offender for fleeing abroad and continuously disobeying the courts’ orders.

The court also initiated the process of bidding the property owned by Mustafa Kanju and summoned record of his property. According to prosecution, Kanju was allegedly drunk when he rammed his BMW car into another car driven by a woman. Kanju got infuriated and opened fire; the woman fled from the scene while Zain, 17, a resident of Street 11 of Cavalry Ground and his friend Hasnain, were hit by bullets. They were rushed to Services Hospital where Zain succumbed to the bullet wounds.

The Gulberg police had booked Kanju and his guards Asif, Said, Saadullah and Akram under 7-ATA and Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

LHC moved OVER MQM-RAW links: The Lahore High Court yesterday admitted an application for hearing and allowed the petitioner to attach more documentary evidence with his main petition seeking formation of a judicial commission to probe into allegations levelled against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leadership.

During the course of hearing, Barrister Ali Gillani pleaded the court to fix news clippings and other documents with his petition. Justice Shahid Waheed accepted his plea, allowing him to do the needful and adjourned further hearing March 17.

In his main petition, the lawyer-petitioner had submitted that the allegations levelled against MQM chief Altaf Hussain and party workers by former mayor of Karachi Mustafa Kamal were of serious nature. He stated that it was confession by a man who was important figure in the party.

It was shocking when it was revealed that the party and its head had links with RAW, the Indian spy agency, the petitioner maintained. He pleaded the court to issue directions to the federal government for the formation of to hold inquiry of these allegations against MQM and its chief who is living in London.

Meanwhile, the LHC dismissed a petition filed by an elite security officer Malik Arshad challenging his removal from service.

Arshad submitted that he was a senior elite security officer and had also served with former president Gen (r) Pervaiz Musharraf.

The petitioner said that he was removed from his job without any notice or information. He argued that the decision was illegal and unjust, as he was not issued notice from removal.

A government officer cannot be dismissed from service without notice and deserve a chance for defence. He prayed to the court to declare the petitioner removal from service as unjust and illegal.