ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday issued contempt of court notice to Punjab’s Additional Inspector General of Police, Aslam Tareen, over apprehending nine persons of pharmaceutical company ignoring court orders in Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) spurious medicines scam.The court also directed the Punjab government to submit investigative report in PIC spurious medicine scam within three days. A two-member bench comprising Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani and Justice Saqib Nisar is hearing the case. Dr Khalid Ranjha, representing the pharmaceutical company, apprised the bench that Punjab Police had arrested nine persons who had come from Karachi to cooperate in the investigations. Ranjha said earlier the Supreme Court on January 30 had issued directives to police not to make arrests, adding, in spite of that Shadman Police arrested nine persons who were assisting the police in probing the matter.“I was well aware of the apex court orders but at the same time I was compelled to arrest all these persons under the command of Additional IG Aslam Tareen who ordered me to apprehend them,” the concerned station house officer told the bench.Taking serious notice of the matter, the bench asked the SHO to produce all the arrested persons before the magistrate in Lahore on Tuesday (today) and issued contempt of court notice to incumbent additional IGP Punjab to appear before the court.The hearing was adjourned till April 11.