Court discharges Asad Umar in five terrorism cases
Cancels Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Fawad Ch’s bails in May 9 cases
By News Desk
September 2, 2023 11:41 AM
An anti-terrorism court in Lahore has discharged former federal minister and PTI quitter Asad Umar in five cases registered under the provisions of violence and mayhem displayed on May 9 after the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The anti-terrorism court on Saturday discharged Asad Umar in five terrorism cases when police informed the court that the former PTI leader was not required in these cases.
Asad Umar is booked in three cases registered at Sarwar Road police station, one each at Race Course and Gulberg police stations in Lahore.
He is discharged in case 852/23 lodged at Race Course police station, case 1283/23 at Gulberg police station, and case 97/23 at Sarwar police station.
ATC cancels Qureshi, Fawad’s bails
Meanwhile, the anti-terrorism court cancelled the bail of Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Fawad Chaudhry.
In the case of torching Muslim League House in Model Town, ATC Judge Abhar Gul dismissed Fawad Chaudhry's interim bail for non-appearance.
Meanwhile, in the May 9 violence cases, while delivering the verdict, the judge ordered the bail of Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Fawad Chaudhry to be canceled.
The court dismissed the bail application on the grounds of non-pursuance.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s bail was dismissed in Model Town police station cases 366/23 and 367/23, while Fawad Chaudhry's bail application was also dismissed in Model Town police station cases 366/23 and 367/23.
Court rejects Asad Umar’s bail plea
Owing to failure of former PTI office-bearer Asad Umar to deposit surety bonds in cases related to May 9 violence, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday rejected his interim bail petition.
On the last hearing, the court had ordered Asad to deposit surety bonds of Rs100,000 each.
Case no 97/23 had been registered against Asad and other PTI leaders at Sarwar Road police station of Lahore for making a speech against state institutions at Sherpao bridge of the city.
Reporter Jamaluddin Jamali