Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Supreme Court Judges Receive Threatening Letters

 Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Supreme Court Judges Receive Threatening Letters

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Supreme Court judges find themselves embroiled in a concerning situation as reports emerge of threatening letters received by judges. What initially seemed to be an isolated incident within the IHC has now extended to include Supreme Court judges as well.

During the hearing of appeals against the cipher case verdict against PTI’s Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamer Farooq stated that he would first address Tuesday’s incident when eight judges of the high court received suspicious letters. He then instructed the advocate general to summon the capital police chief and SSP (operations).

DIG (Operations) Shahzad Bukhari and Counter-Terrorism Department Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Humayun Hamza appeared in court. The DIG informed the IHC that four Supreme Court judges had also received similar letters.

He also disclosed that, so far, no one held the acting charge of the inspector general of police, and he was overseeing all the operations of Islamabad Police. “The recovered chemical has been sent for inspection, and a chemical report will be received in three to four days,” DIG Bukhari stated.

The court inquired about the origins of these letters. The DIG mentioned that the seal on the envelope was illegible and further informed the court that on the same day, four judges of the Lahore High Court also received letters with the same name.

Imran Khan’s lawyer, Barrister Salman Safdar, expressed that this Resham woman, under whose name the letters were signed, should be located.

CJ Farooq questioned if all the letters had been received from the same post office. “The stamp on the letters is faded, but Rawalpindi could be read,” the DIG responded.

The court asked the officers if they had seen the envelopes, to which the SSP mentioned that the letters apparently bore the stamp of the Rawalpindi post office, adding that the letters had not been posted through the GPO but were dropped in a letterbox.

He stated that they were gathering CCTV footage from near the letterbox and the area’s information. “An investigation is ongoing, and a committee has also been formed,” the SSP added.

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