A Lahore High Court division bench on Tuesday granted pre-arrest interim bail to Tanzeelur Rehman, a suspect involved in the Kasur child abuse scandal, till August 31.
The bench directed the accused to submit two surety bonds of Rs200,000 to avail the bail.
The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Anwaarul Haq and Justice Erum Sajad Gull heard the matter.
Arguing before the court, the petitioner’s counsel a submitted that the police had nominated his client in four different cases registered in connection with the Kasur scandal.
He said that cases were registered 15-months after the incident on mere statements, whereas, no evidence was available against the accused. He said that his client wanted to join investigations to prove his innocence. He pleaded the court to grant benefit of the bail to accused.
The bench after hearing arguments granted pre-arrest bail to the accused till August 31 and sought record of the case from police.
Meanwhile, Justice Muhammad Anwaarul Haq also granted protective bail to accused Tanzeelur Rehman and directed him to approach the trial court by August 24. The court further directed the accused to submit two surety bonds of Rs100,000 for the purpose.
The court passed the orders while disposing an application filed by the accused for the purpose.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2015.