Registration of Case for Threatening Letters Sent to Lahore High Court Judges

Following a similar incident at the Supreme Court, a case has been registered for sending threatening letters to the judges of the Lahore High Court, with additional charges under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and Section 507 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Details reveal that a case has been lodged against the perpetrators responsible for sending these menacing letters to the esteemed judges of the Lahore High Court. The case was filed at the police station of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Lahore, upon a complaint by the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Security High Court.

Authorities have taken swift action, adding the pertinent sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Pakistan Penal Code to the case. Furthermore, the threatening letters have been forwarded to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency for thorough analysis, as part of the ongoing investigation process. Efforts are underway to gather concrete evidence that will facilitate the apprehension of the culprits behind these cowardly acts.

This development comes in the wake of a series of threatening letters targeting the judiciary, beginning with the Islamabad High Court. Notably, four judges of the Lahore High Court, including Justice Alia Neelam, Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan, Justice Shujaat Ali Khan, and Justice Abid Ali Shaikh, received such letters, along with a communication addressed to the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Malik Shehzad Ahmed Khan.

The vigilant staff of the court promptly alerted the authorities upon receipt of the suspicious letter, without opening its contents. Subsequently, the letter was handed over to the dedicated team from the Counter Terrorism Department for further investigation.

As part of the probe, thorough scrutiny is being conducted, including an examination of the postman who delivered the threatening letter. This concerted effort underscores the commitment of law enforcement agencies to swiftly identify and apprehend those responsible for such malicious actions.

The registration of this case signifies a resolute stance against any attempts to intimidate or undermine the judiciary, reaffirming the commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety and security of judicial officers.