Lawyer sentenced to 18 years for smashing chair on judge’s head

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JARANWALA: A lawyer was sentenced to 18 years and six months in prison on Thursday by an anti-terrorism court for assaulting a civil judge.

The court also fined advocate Imran with Rs250,000, while sentencing him a prison term.

According to police, Lawyer Imran attacked Senior Civil Judge Khalid Mehmood over a minor tiff during hearing of a case in Jaranwala, Faisalabad on April 25.

The local lawyer hit the judge with a chair and busted his head wide open.

Judges had protested against the assault, following which advocate Imran was arrested by the police and a case was filed against him in the anti-terrorism court.

 

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