LAHORE Chief Justice Lahore High Court has taken suo moto notice of the torture inflicted on nurses and doctors in Muzaffargarh by MNA Jamshed Dasti, his security guards and 20 other men. In this regard, Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif ordered DPO Muzaffargarh to appear in the court on May 27 (Thursday) along with complete record of the case. The suo moto notice says that MNA Jamshed Dasti and his men roughed up four doctors and nurses by taking the law into their hands and used personal force instead of approaching the State officials. The doctors and paramedical staff were tortured when they were protesting the registration of a criminal case against two doctors on May 25 on allegations of negligence on their part. The CJ took action on news flashed in media on May 25 and 26, highlighting the torture on doctors and nurses by the MNA and his men. The CJ noted that to stage a protest within the law limits is guaranteed by the Constitution and if anyone violates it, the law is there to deal with it but to take the law into owns hand is not commanded in any Statute. 'All citizens are equal before the law and nobody is privileged because of being highly placed, CJ noted referring to MNA Jamshed Dasti. The CJ observed:The doctors community is the cream of the society who joined the medical profession by burning midnight oil and to respect them is the duty of the citizens because of their noble profession. 'By treating the news as petition under Article 199(1) (c) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973 I would like to know the actual and factual position of the incident, the CJ observed in the suo moto notice. Reportedly a criminal case has been registered at the behest of Medical Superintendent DHQ Hospital Muzaffargarh against Jamshed Dasti and his 20 accomplices for torturing doctors and nurses. The CJ also directed Advocate General Punjab to ensure compliance with the court order and appear before the court to assist on the matter on May 27. Additional Registrar Judicial was directed to immediately transmit copy of the order to the Advocate General for doing the needful. Meanwhile, police has registered a case against the PPP MNA Jamshed Dasti and 20 other persons. After the incident, on the appeal of Pakistan Medical Association, doctors all over Punjab are observing strike. Meanwhile, relatives of the patient who allegedly died due to medical negligence are demanding arrest of the delinquent doctors.