LHC reserves verdict on plea for bail cancellation of former Ogra chairperson, others

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday reserved its verdict on a petition for bail cancellation of former chairperson of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Uzma Adil Khan and five others in a 2020 petrol scam that had hit the country in the first half of 2020.

Justice Muhammad Amjad Rafiq heard the petition filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The FIA’s prosecutor argued before the court that a special court granted bail to the former Ogra chair-person and five others despite the availability of strong evidence against them. He contended that the trial court decision was not sustainable in the eyes of the law.

He pleaded with the court to set aside the bail granted to the accused.

However, the defence counsel opposed the plea, saying that the trial court granted bail to his clients on merit.

The court, after hearing detailed arguments of the parties, reserved its verdict.

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