Case of the missing chain Court approves bail of NAB officer, wife and two others

Published: May 6, 2016
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The suspects were accused of ransacking a salon and beating up employee. SCREENGRAB

The suspects were accused of ransacking a salon and beating up employee. SCREENGRAB

KARACHI: A district and sessions court approved on Thursday bail to a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official, his wife and two other suspects, who were accused of ransacking a beauty parlour and thrashing its staffers.

East district’s additional sessions judge, Kamran Ata Soomro, approved bail to NAB deputy director Ausaf Ali, his wife, Hina, and two of his aides, after listening to the arguments on their pleas. The couple had been accused of ransacking Envy Salon, owned by actor Shagufta Ejaz, and beating up the security guard in April.

They were first given interim bail on April 11, a week after the incident was reported by the media, against a surety of Rs100,000 each. The accused argued that the case was registered against them with mala fide intentions as they had already reached a compromise with the complainant. However, the accused added that they were ready to face the charges.

According to the beauty parlour owner, Hina got into a heated argument with the salon management over allegedly losing a gold chain. Later, the suspect called her husband, who arrived at the salon in a police van escorted by his accomplices and allegedly beat up the security guard and ransacked the salon.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2016.

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