SC accepts bail plea of coriander stealer

Islamabad—The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted a plea of a man who was imprisoned for a year for stealing coriander worth Rs 1,000. The bench comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmad and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case and directed to release the coriander thief.
During the course of proceedings, Siddiq Baloch counsel for the thief (Afzal Khurram) said that his client was in prison for stealing coriander worth Rs 1,000. He said that the trial court and the high court had rejected bail applications of his client.
Justice Qazi Faiz Esa asked Baloch what he was meant that his client was in jail since one year for stealing coriander worth Rs 1000. To which the counsel for Afzal told that his client served a year in jail. The court after hearing of arguemtns accepted his bail plea and oredered his immeidate release from the jail. —APP

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