OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court on Friday issued notice for September 8 to the Commissioner, DCO, Lahore and other respondents enlisted in a petition filed by the traders of Kot Lakhpat Fruit and Vegetable Market whose shops, kiosks and other commercial points in the market were razed to the ground in a massive operation carried out on Monday last with an aim to getting the market vacated notwithstanding the fact, this court had earlier passed an interim order against such an action. The petitions have been filed by Abdul Ghafoor and Muhammad Asif, fruit and vegetable traders, through their counsel Mobeen Qazi advocate on being aggrieved of the grand operation wherein hundreds shops etc were demolished and a large number of traders in the market were arrested. They alleged that the operation was carried out on directions of Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik and District Coordination Officer Ahad Cheema who ignored the LHCs restraining order passed on the earlier filed three petitions filed against shifting of the market to a new place at Kacha village near Hadiara drain. They said operation caused heavy losses to traders because the TMO Gulberg Town and others demolished the shops and the buildings without prior warning or allowing them to take out their moveable property including fruits and vegetables stocked in the godowns. They said Justice Syed Manzoor Ali Shah had issued restraining order on March 28, 2011 on the matter and the stay order was extended April 7 and May 25 during proceedings on their petitions challenging the shifting of the market from it present location.