LAHORE - The Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court has taken suo moto notice of issuance of non-bailable warrants of former Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi, former Chief Secretary Punjab Salman Siddiqui, opposition leaders and other high-ups of previous government by an Additional District and Sessions judge Muhammad Bakhsh Masood Hashmi in a criminal case filed by ex-surgeon Mayo Hospital Dr Maqsood Hussain. Chief Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain while taking notice observed that the news of the said case published in almost all the national dailies had caused sensation in the minds of people and an impression of political victimization to a section of society. The CJ also observed that section 435 of Cr P C provides that the high court or any sessions judge may call for and examine the record of any proceedings before any inferior criminal court situate with the local limits of its or his jurisdiction for the purpose of satisfying itself or himself as to the correctness. The CJ has referred the matter to Justice Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq of the LHC who will hold proceedings on Friday (today). Meanwhile, a petition was also filed by Dr. Mumtaz Hussain, former vice chancellor King Edward Medical University challenging the non-bailable warrants issued against him by the AD&SJ. He was also nominated as accused by the complainant of Qazf case filed by Dr. Maqsood Hussain. This petition will also be taken up along with the main case. It may be called that on Wednesday, the AD&SJ had issued non-bailable arrest warrants of eleven accused including former chief minister Punjab Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, former chief secretary Punjab Salman Siddiq, MMA leader Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and information secretary PPP, Punjab, Farzana Raja. The other accused are former additional secretary Haji Nawaz Khokhar, former member provincial assembly Saba Sadiq, former secretary health Javed Malik, former SSP Operations, Lahore Amir Zulfiqar and Prof. Mumtaz Hussain of King Edward College. The judge had ordered the Inspector General of Police Punjab to produce all the accused in court on July 25. The complainant Dr Maqsood Hussain contended that on the directions of the respondents he was trialed for raping an earthquake survived girl in 2005 but later was exonerated from the charges. He said the respondents had levelled false allegations against him causing grave damage to his repute and career. He prayed to the court to initiate criminal proceedings against all the accused and directed them to pay Rs 4800 million as damages.