Islamabad: Policeman gets bail in Rashid Rauf escape case
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday accepted the bail plea of a police constable accused of showing negligence and facilitating the escape of Rashid Rauf, a suspect in a plot to blow up transatlantic flights. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Aslam heard the bail application of Constable Nawabzada. Malik Wahid Anjum, counsel for the bail applicant, argued in the court that neither the constable had any relations with the absconder nor the situation bore witness to his involvement.
He said the alleged criminal escaped from the scene without any facilitation by the accompanying police personnel. The chief justice granted him bail against a surety bond of Rs50,000. The same bench on May 6 had also accepted the bail plea of another accused, Head Constable Mohammad Tufail.