Contempt case: Court delays Rana Shamim indictment decision

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ISLAMABAD: 13, DECEMBER, 2021: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday has postponed the decision on indictment of ex-Chief Judge of Gilgit Baltistan Rana Shamim in contempt of court case and again sought original affidavit of him.
During the proceedings, the IHC remarked that the parties are free to record their response on former CJ Rana Shamim's statement.
The ex-Chief Justice of GB had deliberately leaked his affidavit, adding that the proceedings regarding indicting him can be resumed after submission of original affidavit, the attorney general.
Later, the high court has adjourned the hearing till December 20.
Earlier, on December 7, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had directed former chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim to submit his original affidavit till December 13 (Monday).
As per sources, IHC had conducted a hearing on a contempt of court case against former Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Chief Judge Rana Shamim.
During the hearing, the IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah asked the ex-CJ Rana Shamim about his reply over which he told that he had already submitted his response on the show cause notice.
The court has ordered Rana Shamim to submit his original affidavit till December 13 and warned the ex-judge that charges would be framed against him in the next hearing on December 13 if the original affidavit was not produced before the court on that date. (04)

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