LHC grants interim bail to Kasur scandal accused
A Lahore High Court division bench on Tuesday granted pre- arrest interim bail to Tanzeel ur Rehman, involved in Kasur scandal, till August 31.
The bench directed the accused to submit two surety bonds of Rs 200,000 to avail the bail. The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Anwaar ul Haq and Justice Erum Sajad Gull heard the matter. During the hearing, the petitioner's counsel arguing before the court submitted that the police had nominated his client in four different cases registered in connection with the Kasur scandal. He said that cases were registered 15-months after the incident on mere statements, whereas, no evidence was available against the accused. He said that his client wanted to join investigations to prove his innocence. He pleaded the court to grant benefit of the bail to accused. The bench after hearing arguments granted pre-arrest bail to the accused till August 31 and sought record of the case from police.
Meanwhile, Justice Muhammad Anwaar ul Haq also granted protective bail to accused Tanzeel ur Rehman and directed him to approach the trial court by August 24. The court directed the accused to submit two surety bonds of Rs 100,000 for the purpose. The court passed the orders while disposing an application filed by the accused for the purpose. The petitioner pleaded the court that he was innocent and wanted to appear in concerned court but fear arrest. He pleaded the court to grant protective bail.