RAWALPINDI - An Additional District and Sessions Judge Monday directed Pirwadhai Police to register a criminal case against two accused and their accomplices who had tried to set the anti-encroachment staff of Rawal Town Municipal Administration (TMA) on fire at the Pirwadhai Bus Stand.       Judge Abdul Rehman Awan directed the Pirwadhai Police Station SHO to register an FIR against Imran Khan, Aftab and others after Pervaiz Mughal, Assistant Superintendent at TMA filed a petition under section 22-A Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), alleging the accused had attempted to set him and other officials of the TMA on fire on July 21 when they tried to remove some stall encroaching the area of passengers lounge in Pirwadhai General Bus Stand. The court established after perusing the relevant material that the cognisable offence had been committed and directed the police to register a case as they could not initiate investigation until an FIR was not lodged. In his petition, Pervaiz Mughal, who is also manager at the bus stand said that he along with TMA Superintendent Encroachment and the staff of the bus stand tried to dislodge some stalls set up at passengers' lounge. He said they were challenged by the accused and sprinkled petrol on the staff aimed to set them on fire but they were saved by passengers. He alleged that TMA officials went to Pirwadhai Police Station to register a case against the attackers as they stopped them from carrying out their official duties but the police did not register the case, as the attackers were backed by some area politicians. He said he did not have any personal grudge against the attackers but they were barred from executing their official duties.    The petitioner had prayed to the court that police should be directed to register a case against the alleged attackers under section 324 (attempted murder), 506 (criminal intimidation), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of Pakistan Penal Code and section 7 (spreading terror) of anti terrorism act (ATA). In another case, the judge wrote a letter to City Police Officer (CPO) drawing his attention towards the sluggish approach of the department about pursuing the cases in the courts. He mentioned a case registered with Civil Line Police Station under sections 397 (Robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 395 (dacoity) 117 (Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons) of PPC on April 29 2002. The case has been pending with the court since then accused Abdul Qadoos and others had been in jail but police witnesses had not been appearing in the court despite being summoned time and again. The court directed the CPO to direct the Civil Lines Police to bring the witnesses in the court and to SHO of the police station to appear in the court in person and explain why the witnessed had not been produced in the court in spite of the fact the summons had duly been received.