Lahore: Bail cancelled in SA chief murder case
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accepted a petition requesting the cancellation of the bail orders of Salvation Army (SA) Major Mark Younis Joseph who had been accused of the murder of SA Territorial Commander Colonel Bo Brekke. The police arrested Joseph at the court premises after his bail was cancelled.
The Anti-Terrorism Court had granted Joseph bail on December 12, 2007 he was found to have had no direct involvement was found in the murder and he submitted that the statements of the prosecution were recorded 12 days after the incident. SA Property Secretary Major Peter Murray Scadden moved the petition in the LHC challenging the bail orders. He said that the trial court had granted Joseph’s bail despite Joseph’s nomination by the prosecution. He requested that the LHC cancel the trial court bail orders. Bo Brekke (45), a Norwegian national, was found dead at Salvation Army Headquarters, Lahore, on September 27, 2007. He had been shot in the head twice. A murder case was registered by Scadden at Civil Lines police station.