Dual nikkah case: Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Meera’s ‘husband’

Warrants issued after film actor's self-proclaimed husband did not appear in court despite several notices

Our Correspondent January 23, 2016

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate has issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Atiqur Rehman, the self-proclaimed husband of Lollywood actor Meera.

According to reports, the magistrate of a local court issued the warrants for Rehman on Saturday after he failed to appear before the court despite repeated notices were issued to him.

Civil court issues arrest warrants for Meera

In a private complaint, Rehman had alleged that he had filed a case against Meera for contracting another marriage without obtaining a divorce from him. He said this made a mockery of the law and morality.

However, Meera’s counsel told the judge that the actress respected the court and had religiously appeared before it at every hearing but the petitioner had not bothered to appear before the court.

In September last year, the court had granted bail to Meera in the dual nikkah case. The actor had been temporarily held in court after a civil court judge refused to allow her to leave until she submitted surety bonds worth Rs50,000 as she failed to appear in court during the previous hearings. A magistrate hearing the case against the actor accepted her bail plea after listening to the arguments of her lawyers.

Court grants Meera bail after brief judicial custody

In July, the court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Meera after she failed to appear for court hearings regarding the case. The court had ordered that Meera should be arrested and presented in court on September 17 in an ongoing case filed against her by her alleged former husband Atiqur Rehman.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2016.


Bunny Rabbit | 5 years ago | Reply The poor thing , she has had a good career but very bad personal life . Hope she comes out of all these negativities and gets married soon to some one nice . After all She is nearing 50. She should settle down .
Sodomite | 5 years ago | Reply Don't the courts especially have nothing to do. They should fine the plaintiff for wasting the courts time, instead the Judges are having fun.
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