LAHORE - An additional district and sessions judge fixed March 4 for preliminary arguments on a petition seeking directives to police not to harass citizen and declare null and void an order of CCPO according to which the motorcycles are being captured.

Petitioner Chaudhry Shahid Nawab Cheema told the court that the CCPO issued an order to the police to detain all motorcycle/vehicles of the citizens under article 134 of the Police Order 2002. He implored the court that according to Police Rule 1934 every police officer is bound to submit a report to this act (if search or seize) to the area magistrate and it is a settled principle of law that if there is no other claimant of the property/vehicle then the person who claimant/owner of that property.

He told the court that respondents DIG Operations, DIG Investigation, SSP Operation, SSP Investigation, SSP Traffic, and other police officials seemed getting implemented order of CCPO keeping a side the sufferings of citizens a side. He submitted the court that order of CCPO is totally illegal, unlawful, and against the norms of law where a person, who claims that this property belongs to him that property is unclaimed property.

He contended the court that those citizens are not given warning who use their bikes with damaged number plates. He said that if a vehicle is not registered, the specific department of (Excise and Taxation department) is present in the city and if there is suspicion about number plates, helmet violation, there is traffic police department which is working in this regard.

He further stated that the illegal order of CCPO is not only depriving other departments which are collecting revenue in shape of challan etc but also the inhabitants of the city are bound to face mental agony and sufferings due to the act of CCPO. He prayed the court to direct the respondents not to harass the citizens and the order of CCPO kindly be declared null and vide.