RAWALPINDI-Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Khawja Muhammad Sharif Saturday asked Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to suspend police officers if they are found involved in a raid on district bar premises on the night of March 15. Addressing the members of District Bar Association (DBA) Rawalpindi after laying down the foundation-stone of a new block for chambers of the lawyers, Chief Justice LHC said the police officers should be suspended and brought to book. DBA President Ch Toufiq Asif told the CJ that the investigating police officer not only deleted the terrorism charges against the accused but also declared them innocent. The LHC CJ was visibly perturbed after he was shown a recorded television video of the late night raid in the bar. Khawaja Sharif asked the District and Sessions Judge (DSJ) not to accept the findings of the police declaring those accused innocent. The CJ also urged the lawyers to file private complaint against the accused police officers with DSJ enabling the court to appoint a judicial officer for inquiry in the raid that saw many lawyers injured and many being detained in Adiala Jail. Expressing his gratitude to the lawyers for their support for restoration of judiciary, the CJ said it was lawyers who encouraged him not to take oath under the November 3 provisional constitution order (PCO) and he asked many other high court judges not to take PCO oath. Justice Sharif said had there not been certain lawyers offering legal assistance to the military dictators, there could have been no coups in the country that was achieved after great sacrifices of its people. He also asked the lawyers to support and help the independent minded judges in dispensing speedy justice to the masses. The bar representatives asked him to provide them financial assistance for their library and provide computers. The CJ announced to provide Rs 0.5 million for the library. It is pertinent to mention here that former CPO Rawalpindi Inayatullah Farooqi, SP Sardar Maqsood, DSP Raja Taifoor, Inspectors Sardar Babar, Azhar Shah, Karim Niazi and sub inspector Malik Kosar with other policemen were booked by Civil Lines police in April on the orders of an additional district and sessions judge for carrying out raid on the bar premises and manhandling the lawyers before arresting them on the night of March 15.