Court orders to release Asad Qaiser on bail in May 9 violence case

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MARDAN, Dec 02 (DNA): A district and sessions court in Mardan has
accepted the bail application of former speaker of National Assembly and
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Asad Qaiser and issued his release
order.

The court accepted Asad Qaiser’s bail application against Rs100,000
surety bonds.

The former National Assembly speaker was arrested by the Charsadda
police in connection with the May 9 riots and on November 24, the
sessions court rejected the police plea for physical remand of the PTI
leader and sent him to the Central Jail in Mardan on judicial remand.

On Friday, the court after hearing arguments from Asad Qaiser’s lawyers,
reserved its judgement on his bail application.

During today’s hearing, District and Sessions Court Judge Muhammad Zaib
Khan announced the reserved decision and accepted the bail application
of the PTI leader.

The court also ordered to release Asad Qaiser on bail if he is not
involved in any other case.

Asad Qaiser was booked in terrorism and other cases related to the May 9
violence.

Police produced him in the sessions court as the anti-terrorism court
judge had gone on leave.

Meanwhile, an anti-terrorism court in Lahore has accepted the bail
application of incarcerated PTI leader Sanam Javed in the fifth and the
latest case against her.

The court granted her bail against Rs200,000 surety bonds.

Sanam’s lawyer told the court that the social media activist is being
implicated in cases again and again.

The judgement was pronounced by ATC Judge Arshad Javed.

The prosecution presented Sanam Javed’s record in the court.

He accused Sanam and other PTI activists of hurling petrol bombs at
police officials who were standing outside the Zaman Park. He further
said that the DIG police and other law personnel were also subjected to
torture and police vans were torched by them.

Sanam Javed was arrested in a case registered in the Race Course police
station under 410/23.