One accused in DIG murder case released on bail
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday released on bail one accused in the murder of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Bannu Abid Ali and rejected a bail petition of the other accused in the case. Unidentified assailants gunned down the DIG and his driver on December 18, 2006 in Matani, a suburb of Peshawar, when they were on their way from Peshawar to Bannu in their vehicle.
Later, Matani Police Station arrested Samin Gul, a resident of Khyber Agency, and Niaz Gul, a resident of Peshawar, and charged them in the murder case. Both the accused filed their bail applications in the PHC after subordinate courts rejected their petitions for bail.
When a PHC single-member bench, headed by Justice Hamid Farooq Durrani, took up the bail application of Samin Gul, his counsel Yousaf Khan Yousafzai contended that his client was arrested in an untraced case on the basis of suspicion. He informed the court that there was “no ocular or circumstantial evidence” against the petitioner to connect him the offence.
The lawyer further submitted that no incriminating article had been recovered from the possession of the petitioner nor he had shown investigates to the crime scene during the investigation.
The court, after hearing detailed arguments, issued release orders for Samin Gul, on surety of two personal bail bonds worth Rs 20,000 each.
The bench, however, rejected the bail application of Niaz Gul. According to a police report they recovered two Kalashnikovs from Gul’s possession used in the incident.