Courtesy of Daily Mirror and Tribune
A Lahore High Court division bench on Monday dismissed the bail application of Zubair alias Nek Muhammad, who has been accused of attacking the Sri Lankan cricket team.He had been granted bail earlier by an anti-terrorism court. The court dismissed his bail on the request of the government which had challenged his bail before the Lahore High Court.
The bench, comprising Justice Anwarul Haq and Justice Abdul Sattar Asghar, remarked that the bail granted earlier by the trial court was not ‘justified’. The bench said the trial court had granted bail under the law of consistency which was not applicable in this case.
At a previous hearing, a division bench comprising Justice Shahid Hameed Dar and Justice Anwarul Haq had declined to hear the government’s appeal and referred the case to the chief justice, requesting that it be assigned to another bench.A deputy prosecutor general said Nek Muhammad had a key role in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. He said Nek Muhammad was arrested based on CCTV footage. The law officer said the trial court had released Nek Muhammad on bail even though the government had produced evidences of his involvement in the attack. He asked the court to cancel the bail granted to the alleged terrorist who is in detention under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) since he was granted bail by the anti-terrorism court (ATC). Read the rest of this entry ?