Darakshan PS case: Mirza gets three-day protective bail


KARACHI: Dr Zulifqar Mirza, former home minister, has been granted three-day protective bail in a newly registered case at Darakshan Police Station.

Without touching merits of the case, a division bench headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, approved the bail for the disowned leader of Pakistan People’s Party in sum of Rs100,000. The court directed Dr Mirza to surrender before the relevant trial court.

However, an FIR was registered at Darakshan police station when Mirza turned up there to record his statement in a case registered against him on May 03 for allegedly storming Badin police station. At Darakshan police station, FIR No 285 was registered under Section 324, 353, 147, 186, and 285 read with Section 7 Anti-terrorism Act 1997.

The complainant, Inspector Zulqarnain of Darakshan police station, alleged that Dr Mirza, accompanied by 25 armed men, stormed the police station and created terror-like situation. He claimed that he threatened the police and obstructed them from performing their duty.

During the hearing, the counsel for Dr Mirza refuted the allegations saying the FIR was political-motivated. He apprehend that his client would be arrested and maltreated by the police, therefore, he pleaded to the court to grant him Bail so that he could surrender before the trial court.



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