Islamabad - Dissatisfying with the report submitted by Islamabad on placing of banners and posters in various locations of the federal capital, particularly the Red Zone, the Supreme Court Thursday directed the Inspector General of Police, Islamabad, to himself monitor the case.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal and comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Mushir Alam was hearing the case of placing banners and posters in Islamabad against Supreme Court judge Jawwad S Khawaja.

The court observed the way things happened it not only exposed the security of Supreme Court but also showed that the Islamabad city’s own security is at stake. The bench asked the IGP: “We expect you would examine this case himself so that the matter could be taken to its logical end, which may bear fruit in terms of taking down the actual culprits, behind the crime.”

IGP Tahir Alam Khan assured the court of his full cooperation and said, he would see the matter himself.

On the last date of hearing an investigative officer, who was given task to probe the matter, submitted a report showing its inability to provide names of real culprit, therefore, the court had summoned the IGP, Islamabad.

The same bench hearing contempt case against ARY Chief Executive Officer Salman Iqbal and Anchorperson Mubashar Luqman directed them to file written apology by February 12.

Khaleeq Zuberi informed the bench that he was engaged by ARY anchorperson and CEO the other day and needed time for preparation.

He told that both Mubashir and Salman wanted to tender unconditional and unqualified apology for airing a programme in which scandalous remarks were uttered against the Supreme Court judge, adding they leave themselves at the mercy of the court.

However, Justice Ijaz said that they had earlier submitted conditional apology. Upon this the counsel said that he would like to withdraw statement.

The bench had framed contempt charges against both Mubashir Luqman and Salman Iqbal. Former Attorney General Irfan Qadir, who was representing them in the case has been replaced with Anwar Mansoor and Khaleeq Zuberi.

Earlier, Attorney General Salman Butt acting as prosecutor in the contempt case submitted the list of witnesses and other documents related to the scandalous programme.

The court adjourning the case till February 12 directed that both Mubashir Luqman and Salman Iqbal should be present before the court on the next date of hearing as the ARY CEO was not present in the court during the hearing.