Shots fired at residence of Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan

Shots fired at residence of Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan

The residence of Supreme Court judge Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan was sacked at twice in 12 hours.

One incident occurred at night while the other in the morning of Sunday. The team will furnish a report later on Monday.

As per the Crime Scene Unit's (CSU) preliminary spatial observations, the bullet could be stray and in the final stage of its parabolic trajectory fired from a distance, the report said.

The PFSA's Fire Arms and Tool Marks (FATM) department will provide a detailed forensic report once an analysis of the submitted evidence is completed. According to the document, police were alerted about the incident around 10:45am following the registration of a complaint by Naik Abdul Razzaq of the Pakistan Ramgers.

Meanwhile, the legal community announced to wear black armbands in protest on Monday.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi "strongly condemned" the incident and directed the authorities concerned at the federal and provincial level to bring the culprits to the task at the earliest.

The JIT, which was formed on Sunday, would be headed by DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry to track the unknown suspects who targeted the residence, close to the house of Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, twice over the weekend. His government called for immediate action to be taken.

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A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been constituted to probe two separate attacks at the house of Justice Ijazul Ahsan in Lahore's Model Town.

Anwarul Haq, President Lahore Hight Court Bar, has called the incident an attack on Judiciary.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan condemned the attack, stating: "Sicilian-mafia-like tactics to pressurise senior judiciary are unacceptable in any democracy".

Further, Justice Ahsan often spends his weekends in Lahore, where he, along with the chief justice, presides several cases related to public welfare in Supreme Court's Lahore registry.

The judge was also part of the five-member bench that heard and decided the Panama Papers case, which resulted in the disqualification of the PML-N supreme leader.

He has also remained the chief justice of the Lahore High Court.

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