JIT to probe firing at SC Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence

The bullet recovered from the house- Geo News

Justice Nisar thanked the Supreme Court Bar Association and Pakistan Bar Council for expressing solidarity with Justice Ijazul Ahsan.

Meanwhile, the case of the attack on the apex court judge's residence has been lodged against unidentified persons in Model Town Police Station and provisions of terrorism and attempted murder have been included in the case.

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was formed Sunday to probe the firing incidents at a Supreme Court judge's residence earlier the same day, here in the city. Additional IG Muhammad Tahir is heading the probe.

A bullet hit the gate of the house, the report reads.

Forensic teams visited the house of the top judge and collected evidence from the crime scene.

The TV channel reported that Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has reached the residence of the Supreme Court judge.

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Rangers and police cordoned off the area and were conducting a search operation.

In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistan Army said: "Firing incident at the residence of Mr Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan is condemnable".

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has condemn the firing incident, directing the authorities to arrest the elements behind it.

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan, who started the legal proceedings against Nawaz Sharif and his family, said that the shooting incident may be a political motive to "pressurise" the judiciary.

On the other hand, Marriyum Aurangzeb, the Minister of Information for State, in her condemnation said such anarchists should be unveiled as soon as possible.

Ahsan was a member of the bench which heard high profile Panamagate case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ultimately disqualified him. He had taken oath as the new chief justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) in November 2015.

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