Special Judge Central court on Thursday granted a post-arrest bail to Pakistan Muslim League-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan who faces corruption charges.
Judge Syed Akhlaq Ahmed granted bail to the Islamabad MNA and directed him to furnish a surety bond worth Rs200, 000 for his release in the case.
Shahbahat Ali, a college teacher, had earlier registered a case against the legislator alleging that Anjum had sold a plot for Rs950,000 to him in the National Police Foundation housing scheme.
However, the plot never materialised and neither was the huge sum returned by the accused.
The MNA’s lawyer Shaukat Aziz Siddiqi has maintained that his client had made a compromise with the complainant and had returned the money.
The court also extended interim bail granted to Anjum till September 7 in another case of alleged corruption in purchases of land for National Police Foundation in Islamabad. The court extended the interim bail of DIG Laiq Khan till the next date of hearing too.
Anjum Aqeel could not appear in the court as he was not feeling well and was in the hospital, asserted his lawyer.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2011.