A judge released Show-cause notice to the lawyer allegedly threatening him

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate again issued on Wednesday a show-cause notice to a lawyer for allegedly threatening and misbehaving with him.

In the notice reissued to advocate Sohail Baig Noori through secretaries of the Sindh Bar Council and Karachi Bar, judicial magistrate (West) Shahid Hussain Soomro said the lawyer broke into his chamber on June 3 when he was hearing a case.

It said Mr Noori had interrupted the proceedings, extended threats of dire consequences to the magistrate and used derogatory and filthy language.

The court observed that the conduct of the lawyer amounted to intentional insult and interruption to judicial proceedings. The show-cause notice asked the lawyer why proceedings under Sections 228 (intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceedings) of the Pakistan Penal Code and 476 (procedure in cases of contempt of lawful authority) and 480 (procedure in certain cases of contempt) of CrPC might not be initiated against him.

The magistrate directed the lawyer to submit his reply till June 10.

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