An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday dropped charges against 34 people of forcibly taking away Pakistan Muslim League-N MNA Anjum Aqeel from police custody.
Special Judge ATC-I Malik Muhammad Akram Awan discharged the accused after the investigation team submitted a report stating no evidence had been found against the men. The court however directed the investigators to submit a complete investigation report by August 30.
Aqeel faces charges of escaping from police custody on July 15 with the help of his supporters.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2011.