According to reports, the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) has suspended two patrolling policemen for denying a judge from the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) entrance to the Sialkot-Lahore Motorway (M-11) during foggy weather.
According to sources, the M-11 highway was blocked to traffic three days ago due to limited visibility caused by fog. But around 8:30 AM, the ATC Judge’s official car and his security protocol escort pushed their way onto the highway close to the Muridke interchange.
Because of this, two NHMP patrolling officers, Shakir Ali and Haider Ali, stopped the Judge’s convoy at the following interchange and fined him for breaking the law and endangering other people’s lives by operating his vehicle in low visibility.
A video of the incident that demonstrated Judge’s snobbish demeanour also became widely shared on social media. The incident’s video is available here:
Videos of the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge that have gone viral
How dare you stop a judge, today my court will be held here. The judge was furious with the Motorway Police for stopping them from violating the law on the motorway, the video went viral.
According to a police official quoted by Dawn, the Judge threatened to bring the NHMP patrolling policemen before the court and have them tried on terrorism-related offences. The suspension ruling, he claimed, was unfair, and he asked Pakistan’s Chief Justice (CJP), Umar Ata Bandial, to take note of the situation.
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