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Attack on judge: LHC suspends lawyer’s sentence

June 12, 2019

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday suspended the prison term handed down to a lawyer who had smashed a civil judge’s head after throwing a chair at him and ordered him to be released on bail.

A two-judge LHC bench headed by Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi heard lawyer Imran Manj’s bail plea and ordered his release against a surety bond of Rs200,000, suspending his 18-year prison sentence and a fine of Rs250,000 handed to him by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) Faisalabad.

The incident happened at a local court in Jaranwala, Faisalabad, on April 25 when Manj threw a chair at Civil Judge Khalid Mehmood after a minor disagreement during the hearing of a case. It caused his head to split open and he was rushed to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, while Manj was arrested after judges went on a strike as a protest against the assault.