islamabad - The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed yesterday that the Lal Masjid has nothing to do with Maulana Abdul Aziz.

Tariq Asad, representing Lal Masjid said: “They have nothing to do with Maulana Abdul Aziz and will have no objection if 20 kanal plot allotted to Jamia Hafsa is taken back, as still buildings of the seminary, hostel and research centre have not been constructed.”

Deputy Attorney General Sohail Mehmood told that the Capital Development Authority had transferred the 20 kanal plot in the name of principle Jamia Hafsa, adding the land should have given to the Auqaf Department instead to an individual.

Tariq argued that the directions given in paras 4, 7, 13 and 14 of the apex court’s judgment dated 02-10-2007 have not been complied. However, the DAG, on behalf of the federation, contended that all the directions in that judgment have been implemented. Sohail told that an agreement was executed between the ICT administration and the management of Jamia Hafsa on 29-12-2011. It was agreed to provide 20 kanal of land in Sector H-11/4, Islamabad, for construction of madrassa, research centre and hostel for the students of Jamia Hafsa in lieu of the land previously in use of Jamia Hafsa, adjacent to the Lal Masjid, the DAG said and added that after the allotment of a plot of 20 kanals the issue of Jamia Hafsa is settled. The court directed the DAG to submit concise statement that how many persons were killed and how many out of them were militants, innocent and students.

Justice Ejaz Afzal, heading a two-member bench, heard the contempt petition of the red mosque for not implementing the apex court directions. He remarked that a good number of persons were killed during the operation but the government says that out of 103 killed persons only three were innocent. Who had determined that only three were innocent among the killed people, he questioned. The judge said since 2007 the apex court had been hearing the case and many statements were filed and various orders were passed. He said still the exact figures were not provided and many of the statements submitted are vague. The deputy attorney general told that during the operation 103 people, including 89 militants, 11 officers/officials of law enforcement agencies and three civilians, were killed. He said out of 89 dead bodies of militants, 73 were handed over to their legal heirs while 16 were unidentified and were buried in graveyard of Sector H-10 of Islamabad as trust basis. He told that out of the 73 identified dead persons the investigating team recorded the statements of legal heirs of the 67 dead persons while the statements of family members of the remaining six persons could not be recorded as they were residing in harsh areas.

He told that diyat was paid to the legal heirs of Javed Khan, Ejaz Hussain and Abraiz, who were innocent but killed during the operation.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa, another member of the bench, inquired who had killed the army officials. Whether they were killed in the cross fire, he further asked.

Tariq told that 47 criminal cases were registered against the Lal Masjid officials but all were acquitted.

Sohail informed that during the course of investigation no solid evidence came on record which could connect any of the CDA official regarding defiling of holy Quran. He said 134 affected males and 133 females were given Rs5000 each. He further told that four FIRs were registered by the relatives of the missing persons. The case is adjourned for four weeks.