SHC approves post-arrest bail of two accused

September 22, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday approved post-arrest bail for two accused facing charges of demanding extortion money from President Mamnoon Hussain’s nephew and also attacking his shop.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh through a short order allowed bail to the accused – Naim Bikak and Imran Saeed – subject to furnishing surety in sum of Rs200000. The bench, however, would issue a detailed verdict on later date.

Four accused – Shahid Bikak, Naim Bikak, Abid and Imran Saeed have been booked for allegedly trying to extort money from the ice cream shop owner, Mamnoon’s nephew, and also attacking his shop.

According to the police, four accused had demanded huge extortion money from the owner of Jeddah Ice Cream, a shop located on MA Jinnah Road. Upon refusal they fired gunshots at the shop.

An FIR was registered with Aram Bagh police station under sections 385, 386, 34 read with 7 Anti-terrorism Act.

The applicants – Naim Bikak and Imran Saeed approached the court through their counsel, submitting that they had requested the anti-terrorism court to release them on bail but their request was rejected on June 27.

They submitted that they were innocent and implicated in the extortion case by the police. Police had failed to place on record the concrete evidence regarding their involvement in the case so they were entitled to be released on bail, they added. The court was requested to order their release on bail.

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