A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday has ordered to suspend the jail term of a lawyer who sent to jail for smashing a chair on the head of a civil judge.
According to the details, the high court had ordered to release the convicted lawyer while asking him to submit two surety bonds of Rs 200,000 each before the trail court.
An anti-terrorism court of Faisalabad sent Advocate Imran Manj to jail for 18 years under section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 and other sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, while fining him with Rs250,000.
According to the details of the case, the lawyer smashed a chair on the head of the civil judge Khalid Mehmood over a minor tiff on April 25 in Jaranwala, Faisalabad during the hearing of a case and busted his head wide open.
Right after the incident, the injured judge was shifted to the Tehsil Headquarter Hospital (THQ) for the medical treatment.
Other judges staged a protest against the assault, following which advocate Imran Manj was detained by the police and a case was filed against him in the anti-terrorism court.