When the lawyers acts like criminals and thugs, then the justice system becomes a farce. No wonder, the Pakistan Judicial System is non-functional.
A judicial officer posted at the sessions court has been transferred five days after the office-bearers of the Lahore Bar Association humiliated him and locked his courtroom allegedly for not granting bail to a businessman involved in a Rs35 million cheque dishonour case.
A group of lawyers, including LBA office-bearers, had on Feb 16 locked the courtroom of AD&SJ Husain for denying desired relief to them. One of the newly elected representatives of the bar pleaded the bail of the businessman.
It was stated by the eyewitnesses that the judge was asking the lawyers to argue on merits of the case, however, the lawyers wanted to get an immediate order for grant of bail.
When the lawyers failed to get the favourable relief, they humiliated the judge and locked the courtroom. Some former office-bearers of the bar also witnessed the episode and unlocked the courtroom. However, the courtroom was again locked by the infuriated lawyers.
At least two judges had already refused to hear the bail petition and sent the same to the sessions judge owing to aggressive behaviour of the lawyers, he added.