HAFIZABAD - Lahore High Court Chief Justice’s Vigilance Committee has held the former Senior Civil Judge Hafizabad was responsible for the misappropriating Rs500,000 deposited by Senior Advocate Syed Nasir Hussain Shirazi in connection with a case filed six years ago.

According to detail, Dr Rukhsana had filed a civil suit against Dr Mubashar etc. about six years back in the court of the then Senior Civil Judge Hafizabad Khizar Hayat Gondal, who ordered for the deposit of Rs500,000 in the court as surety. Advocate Shirazi presented cheque of Rs500,000.

Later, the petitioner withdrawn the case and demanded refund of Rs500,000. However, it was later came to know that the judge and his Nazir Barkullah had got cashed the cheque instead of depositing the same in the Court’s Account.

The aggrieved party contacted the CJ Vigilance Committee which after probe held the judge, who is at present serving as Additional Sessions Judge at Khanewal and his Nazir Barkhaullah responsible for embezzling the amount. On the orders of the Committee the amount has been returned to the aggrieved lady doctor.