Official bailed out in 38 fake admissions case

August 4, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday granted a bail to former administrative officer of Sindh Medical College, who had been arrested for his alleged involvement in the case pertaining to illegal admissions of 38 students in the college.

A division bench headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh allowed bail to Jamil Asghar subject to furnishing solvent surety of Rs500,000.

Petitioner Jamil, who was confined in the central prison, approached the court through his counsel, submitting that he was arrested by NAB authorities on April 25, 2014 for his alleged role in manipulating the admissions of 38 students in Sindh Medical College between 2000 and 2001.

Shabeen Ishrat, counsel for petitioner, said that her client be released on bail as other co-accused including former Karachi University (KU) examinations controller Inkisarul Haq and Sindh Medical College ex-vice principal Prof Dr Syed Naseeruddin had also been granted bail. Therefore, she requested the court to approve the bail for her client on same grounds.

The bench observed: “Since the co-accused had been granted extra-ordinary concessions of bail and case of petitioner is one better footing than the cases of the co-accused. We are of the considered view that petitioner has successfully made out the case for bail.” The court ordered the release of petitioner on bail.

According to NAB reference, 38 students, who were not eligible for admissions for medical course in the college, were given admissions illegal by 10 accused. The accused got them issued ID, enrolment and admits cards from KU illegally.

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