LAHORE: Well-known singer Bilal Saeed on Wednesday fled Lahore High Court following the rejection of his interim bail application in connection with a Rs60 million heist case.
Police have launched a search to nab the singer. Saeed managed to escape along with his other accomplices due to lax security. Earlier last month, a Lahore court had dismissed his pre-arrest bail application after he failed to show up for a hearing. He had later appeared before Lahore High Court and remained on interim bail to date. The singer had also been attacked by unidentified men outside the court.
Saeed’s legal woes started after Rukhsana Bibi, the mother of his alleged girlfriend Nosheen, approached police following a robbery at her Raiwind house. She accused Saeed and his friends of depriving her of £400, AED 2,000, 16 watches and gold ornaments weighing over 1,760 grams.
In September last year, Rukhsana registered another FIR against Nosheen, Saeed, his brother Raza and three others under Section 406 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The accused had then moved a district and sessions courts for bail. In December last year, the court cancelled their bails after police established a link between them and the heist.
Saeed has time and again asserted that he has been framed in a false case to mar his reputation. The singer, who has hits like Mahi Mahi and 12 Saal to his credit, enjoys an enviable fan following across the Punjab and the South Asian diaspora. He has also lent his voice to a song in Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif starrer Baar Baar Dekho titled Teri Khair Mangdi.
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