Gilgit, May 28: The Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court dismissed a case against three provincial secretaries, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Gilgit and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) today after they appeared in the court in person and submitted written apology for failing to honour the court’s orders.
The move by the secretaries will restore confidence in the courts and help the process of institution building in the region, said a representative of the Chief Court Bar Association. The Bar had started a protest drive to support the rule of law in the region.
The Chief Court of Gilgit-Baltistan had ordered the police to arrest three secretaries and present them in the court in handcuffs. They were accused of not heeding to the court’s orders for hiring of 36 public prosecutors in the seven districts of GB.
However, the Secretaries had refused to appear in the court after being shown the door twice last week during a hearing. The Judges were insisting that the secretaries be presented in the court in handcuffs.
The Deputy Commissioner of Gilgit and the SSP had also been served a show-cause notice for failing to arrest the secretaries and presenting them in the court in handcuffs. They have also submitted a written apology in the court today.