LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court has granted bail to two accused in the Sialkot lynching incident. Accused Qaisar and Shams, through their counsel, had submitted that the prosecution attributed them the role of provoking the mob to kill the two brothers, Mughees Sajjad and Muneeb Sajjad.
The counsel submitted that his clients were not nominated in the FIR and even the police had not known correct names of his clients. He submitted that the police implicated the petitioners with ulterior motives, but had failed to establish the allegations against them.
After hearing the arguments in Tuesday’s hearing, the bench headed by LHC’s chief justice allowed bail petitions and issued release orders for the two accused. They were, however, required to furnish surety bonds.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.
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