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Lahore High Court Judges Get Threatening letters

Lahore High Court Judges Get Threatening letters

A day after judges at the Islamabad High Court were targeted with Anthrax-laced correspondence, the Lahore High Court (LHC) Registrar Office reported that three of their judges received menacing letters from unidentified senders.

The distressing development saw Justice Shujaat Ali Khan, Justice Shahid Bilal Hasan, and Justice Alia Neelum being recipients of these letters.

Read more: IHC Judges Receive Suspicious Letters Containing Anthrax Disease Threat

The occurrence triggered a swift response from counter-terrorism department officials, who promptly bolstered security measures at the court premises.

Furthermore, a forensic team was dispatched to investigate the suspicious letters received by eight judges at the Islamabad High Court (IHC), including Chief Justice Aamer Farooq. These letters, suspected to contain anthrax, were accompanied by intimidating messages. Investigators are meticulously scrutinizing CCTV footage from in and around the high court as part of their inquiry.

This unsettling incident transpired in the wake of an earlier occurrence on Tuesday, wherein judges at the Islamabad High Court were similarly targeted with letters containing anthrax powder.

These incidents come amidst heightened tensions following a suo motu notice by the Supreme Court. In response, a seven-member bench, inclusive of Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa, was constituted to address concerns raised after six IHC judges alleged interference by intelligence agencies in judicial affairs.