LHC dismisses bail application of Kasur scandal accused

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Monday dismissed bail application of Tanzeelur Rehman, involved in Kasur scandal.

The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Anwaar ul Haq and Justice Erum Sajad Gull heard the matter.

During the hearing, Additional Prosecutor Abdul Samad pleaded the court to dismiss bail application of the accused.

He submitted that a total of nine cases were registered in connection with Kasur scandal.

He said that the police arrested the accused in a case registered under section 506 of CRPC and he was on remand till August 31.

He mentioned that an anti-terrorism court dismissed bail application of the accused in an identical matter and remanded him to police custody till September 12.

He submitted that the accused was found guilty during investigations and police required his custody to recover mobile and other evidence in the said cases.

The bench after hearing arguments dismissed the bail application.

It is pertinent to mention that the bench had awarded interim pre-arrest bail to the accused on last hearing.

The petitioner pleaded the court for interim bail submitting that the police nominated him in four different cases registered in connection with the Kasur scandal.

The cases were registered 15-months after the incident on mere statements whereas no evidence was available against the accused, he added.