Misleading the court: LBA president to counsel lawyers on bail applications

The petitioner said it was his 2nd <br /> bail plea when it was the 12th .


Our Correspondent August 09, 2014

LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Ejaz Ahmed Buttar on Friday directed the Lahore Bar Association president to counsel lawyers who filed multiple bail applications.

He also directed the Islampura SHO to register an FIR against a petitioner for deliberately concealing facts.

The petitioner had mentioned on the front page of the petition that this was his second pre-arrest bail petition, when it was actually the 12th petition he had filed.

The judge directed the court reader to be vigilant while screening the notes given on petitions in which similar applications had been filed.

Abdul Nadeem Khan had filed a pre-arrest bail contending that this was his second petition and the first pre-arrest bail petition had been dismissed for non-prosecution. The judge realised that it was the 12th such petition Khan had filed.

On Friday, the complainant’s brother produced copies of the orders of various courts which had dismissed the petitioner’s bails for non-prosecution or withdrawn.

Complainant Muhammad Saleem had filed a complaint against Khan accusing him of stabbing and injuring him after he forbade him from playing cricket in the street. The Race Course police registered a case under Sections 324,148 and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code (murder attempt, assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object).

Khan said that he was innocent and had been wrongfully implicated in a false case.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th,2014.

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