LAHORE - Justice Fazl-e-Miran Chohan of the Lahore High Court on Friday refused to continue hearing of a case after having an argument with Punjab Advocate General Khwaja Haris. The judge had been hearing a petition by Echo West International Limited for stopping the government from terminating its' contract. The company had secured a contract to build Lahore-Kasur road and cites several problems in completion of the task. Justice Chohan refused to hear the case after Punjab advocate general brought up what he called two anomalies, which took place during the course of proceedings. In his arguments provided to the court, Haris said the petitioner moved an application under Section-20 of the Arbitration Act before a civil court and got a stay against withdrawal of the performance bond - a bank guarantee given to the government - on December 21, 2008. Haris said the petitioner abused the process of law by moving the civil court although their case was pending before the high court. On September 29, the advocate general said, when an application for stay against Punjab government was put off for October 20 for further arguments, the petitioner moved another application for stay on October 8 and got it fixed for hearing the same day. Haris said the court issued stay order on the second application and issued notice to the government for October 20, the date when the first application was to be argued. Haris requested the judge to dismiss the petition because the petitioner was playing with the law. Justice Chohan observed the advocate general raised questions about the conduct of the court and was trying to dictate it. Justice Chohan said he would not entertain the case anymore and send it to the office for placing it before another judge. Knowing that Justice Chohan had issued a stay order in the favour of the petitioner, Haris said he wanted the judge to hear the case as fixing it before another judge would only further delay the matter. When the judge made the order that he would not hear the case, Khurram Latif Khosa, the counsel for the company, thanked him. "Look who is thanking you and who is benefiting from this order," the advocate general asked the judge. When the argument heated up, Ali Zafar advocate and others took Haris out of the courtroom. Bail plea shifted to banking court A court of additional sessions judge Khaqan Babar Friday transferred bail applications of four accused of foreign exchange scam to court of Banking offences after FIA told the sessions court that an interim investigation report of the case has been submitted in that court. The applications have been sent to sessions judge Lahore for their transfer to court concerned. The court was hearing the bail applications of Munaf Kalia, Javed Khanani, both directors of K & K, Rustam Ali Khan and Traiq Mehmood employees of Duniya Enterprises, a franchise of K & k at Gujranwala. However, FIA's counsel had questioned the jurisdiction of court to adjudicate upon the case and the court has asked him to establish and identify that under what law it lacks jurisdiction to hear this case. On Friday a copy of interim challan appended with list of 20 witnesses was submitted in the court. The judge after going through it and hearing other party transferred the cases to court of banking offences. FIA was of the view that as the accused have committed bank fraud therefore this court has no jurisdiction to try them. Opposing this the defence counsel Sharjeel Adnan Sheikh said the prosecution is using delaying tactic to keep the accused behind the bar. He said sessions court is competent to hear this case as in Karachi the FIA has submitted the interim Challan in the court of sessions against the said accused in the similar nature of case.