Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered to release Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) Chairman Afaq Ahmed on bail in
Atiq-ur-Rehman murder case here on Monday. The bail has been approved against depositing of one million rupees surety bonds.
A bench of SHC comprising Justice Tasneem Ahmed heard the case on Monday and counsel for Afaq Ahmed argued on a plea seeking bail and quashment of murder charges.
The SHC has stated in decision that no proofs have been found against Afaq Ahmed in the Atiq-ur-Rehman’s murder case. The court also ordered the respective court hearing the case to conclude the acquittal plea of the applicant within three months.
Meanwhile, the court rejected the quashment application of Afaq Ahmed and summoned the record of eight other cases against Afaq within four days.
Strict security measures were taken at the time of hearing in the court.
The MQM-H chief was under arrest in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist Atiq-ur-Rehman by the Nabi Bux police station in June 2009 and the trial court rejected the acquittal plea of the applicant.
Earlier, during the proceedings, Afaq’s counsel Mohammad Farooq contended before the court that no evidence against the MQM-H chief was founded by the police and his client had nothing to do with the offence because he had been in jail since April 2004, and a case was registered on June 20, 2009.
He submitted that there was no iota of the evidence to implicate the applicant in the case, besides the investigation officer also did not charge-sheet the applicant due to lack of evidence.
The court accepted the bail plea and instructed for his release.
SHC has ordered on Monday to release Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) Chairman Afaq Ahmed on bail.
In 1992, Afaq Ahmed and Amir Khan were sentenced life imprisonment but Sindh High Court rejected the verdict and granted them bail.
The counsels of Afaq said that the bail money of Rs one million will be paid to secure his release.
Afaq Ahmed was facing nine cases under various charges and was granted bail by the court in the final offence. It is pertinent to note that it was the last case against the MQM-H chief. (SANA)