Two lawyers granted bail in IHC attack case

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Staff Reporter

An anti-terrorism court granted bail to two lawyers in Islamabad High Court attack case on Monday.

ATC Judge Raja Jawad Hassan announced the verdict on bail petitions, which was earlier reserved.

The court approved bail petitions of two lawyers including newly elected president of the Islamabad High Court Bar Zahid Mehmood and Zafar Khokhar.

The court ordered the two lawyers to submit surety bonds of Rs50,000 each.

The court, however, rejected bail petitions of Asadullah, Khurram Farrukh and other lawyers accused of attacking and vandalising the Chief Justice Block in the IHC.

On February 08, after demolition of illegal chambers in district and sessions court in Islamabad, furious lawyers stormed the high court building and manhandled police officials, staff and journalists.

A large number of protesting lawyers outside the building had hurled stones while raising slogans against the district administration and IHC chief justice.