Tarar gets interim bail in Punjab Assembly riot case


A district and session court on Monday granted interim bail to Special Assistant to prime minister (SAPM) Atta Tarar in Punjab Assembly riot case registered by Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi over hooliganism during the April 16 election.

According to details, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders – including Atta Tarar and Rana Mashood – appeared before the sessions court along with his counsel seeking his interim bail. At the onset of the hearing, the PML-N leaders requested to record their statement in the courtroom instead of police station.

“The investigating officer (IO) has not appeared before the court since the beginning of the case,” Rana Mashood said. The additional sessions judge inquired that the assembly members have accused Atta Tarar of torture. To which, the special assistant respond in negative. Rana Mashood argued that the SAPM was not present in the assembly on the day the incident, accusing the provincial government of political victimization.

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