LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday asked authorities to abduct Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry one more time to determine where he should be imprisoned.
While observing that Chaudhry was indeed guilty of “inciting violence against a constitutional institution”, which meant his detention was “not illegal at all,” Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh asked Punjab police and Islamabad police to perform the kidnapping again so as to determine the jurisdiction of the case.
“The orders that I give, I make sure they are implemented,” Justice Sheikh said. “Even if he [Fawad] has reached Islamabad, bring him back and abduct him again,” he added.
The LHC issued the verdict after summoning the inspector generals of both Punjab and Islamabad police, with Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh being informed by both that the abduction was carried out by the other.
“I don’t care if he has reached Islamabad or is on the motorway. Both of you go and get him kidnapped. Do it yourself if you have to,” Justice Sheikh added.
At press time, Fawad Chaudhry’s car was stopped by two different vehicles on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway with heated discussion underway to determine who was going to perform the kidnapping.