An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday granted pre-arrest interim bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry in a case of murder, attempt to murder and other provisions, till March 25.The court ordered the PTI leader to furnish surety bonds of Rs 500,000 for availing the relief of the interim bail.The court also ordered Fawad Chaudhry to join the investigations, besides asking the investigation officer to submit a progress report on the next date of hearing.
ATC Judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar heard the pre-arrest bail petition, filed by Fawad Chaudhry. The PTI leader had approached the court for bail, submitting that the police had registered a case against him and other party leaders. He submitted that he wanted to join the investigations, but feared his arrest. He pleaded with the court for granting him the benefit of bail.The Race Course police had registered a case against the PTI leadership over violence during a rally on Wednesday, March 8. The FIR had been registered under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), which also carried the legal provisions pertaining to murder, attempt to murder and other offences. Meanwhile a sessions court on Friday granted pre-arrest interim bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a provocative speech case till March 20.The court ordered the PTI leader to furnish surety bonds of Rs 50,000 for obtaining the interim relief, besides ordering him to join the investigations. The court also sought a report from police concerned on the next date of hearing.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Nadeem r heard the bail petition filed by Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Shah mehmood Qureshi had filed the bail petition, submitting that he wanted to join the investigations but feared his arrest. He pleaded with the court to grant the benefit of bail to him.
The Race Course Police had registered a case against Fawad Chaudhry and Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the complaint of a sub-inspector. The FIR stated that the accused held a press conference at Zaman Park. Due to presser, the Canal road was blocked and people faced difficulties, it added. The FIR further stated that the accused made a provocative speech against the state institutions during the press conference.