LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday sought explanation from federal secretary law till October 20 on a petition filed against Law Minister Babar Awan for giving a bogus cheque of Rs 30 million to a district bar. The petition was filed by Khalid Tehami, President District Bar Hafizabad through his counsel Mushtaq ahmed Mohal advocate. The counsel for the claimant contended that Law Minister Babar Awan had given a cheque of Rs 30 million to the bar in May 2010; however when the bar tried to get it cashed it was found to be bogus. The petitioner said a few days after giving the cheque to the bar the law minister got annoyed and he passed directions to the finance ministry to stop the payment of Rs 30 million to the bar. Khalid Tehami pointed out that following Babers visit to the bar, he being president of the bar had a meeting with Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad chaudhry that annoyed law minister and thus the payment was stopped. The petitioner contended that law minister had been giving heavy grants to district bars all over Punjab in order to use them against judiciary. The petitioner alleged the law minister had given grants to the bar associations from the national exchequer to make a lobby for PPPs government among the legal fraternity. The petitioner prayed to the court to start proceedings against the law minister for cheating the bar. Justice Ijaz ahmed Chaudhry after initial hearing directed Deputy Attorney General to get comments on the petition for October 20, the next date of hearing.