ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Friday directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Punjab, to register cases against the policemen who had mercilessly beaten two young lawyers inside Aiwan-e-Adl, Lahore, on October 1. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court was hearing a suo moto case of the untoward situation at the District Courts, Lahore, on 1st and 2nd October, 2010. The Court observed that no action had been taken against the senior police officers. The Chief Justice inquired from IGP whether any case had been initiated against the lawyers who beat the police driver on October 2. Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday remarked that police force were not in control of anyone, saying police department should be reformed. He added the police highhandedness would continue if the Government did not do that. IGP Punjab Tariq Salim Dogar informed the Court that they had received orders from the Punjab Chief Minister not to allow the lawyers to enter Aiwan-e-Adle. Advocate General Punjab Khawaja Haris said, I was present in the meeting which was attended by Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Secretary and the IGP. It was decided in the meeting that lawyers be restrained from entering the court premises and that they should not be beaten. In needs to be mentioned here that the Lahore incident took place in the background of differences between lawyers community and the judicial officers that started in the 1st week of July when the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) passed a resolution against Zawar Hussain Sheikh, District and Sessions Judge, for his non-cooperative attitude towards the bar and the lawyers. The resolution demanded transfer of Justice Zawar. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry seeing the reports of Justice Zawars transfer in media referred the matter to Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif, who formed a committee to find out the durable solution. The Committee compiled its recommendations, despite that District and Sessions Judge was not transferred. As a result an untoward incident took place between lawyers and police on October 1 and 2. Zawar has now been sent on four months leaves. The case was adjourned till October 19, 2010.