LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday dropped disciplinary proceedings against three civil judges and an additional district and sessions judge by exonerating them from charges.

The civil judges include Saima Rana, Sharafat Ali Nasir, Malik Azmatullah Awan and Additional Distric and Sessions Judge Tariq Javed.

Gangs smashed: The Johar Town Police claimed to have smashed a dacoit gang and arrested its two members and recovered stolen motorcycles, mobile phones besides illegal weapons.

According to APP news agency, a special police team was constituted which arrested the accused identified as Iftikhar and Ahsan and recovered two motorcycles, 15 mobile phones and illegal weapons from their possession. During preliminary interrogation, the accused confessed to commit some incidents of dacoity and robbery in different areas of the city.