Rawalpindi: LHC rejects doctor’s bail appeal
RAWALPINDI: According to the Dawn News, the Lahore High Court here on Monday rejected the post-arrest bail plea of former medical superintendent (MS) of Holy Family Hospital in an embezzlement case. Justice Ijaz Ahmed turned down the application of Dr Syed Abid Hussain Shah who was arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for allegedly embezzling Rs8.3 million zakat funds. The court also rejected the bail plea of Mohammad Qamar, a dispenser of the hospital. Earlier, the pre-arrest bail of the two officials had also been turned down on the petition of Pakistan Baitul Maal (PBM) chief Zamurrud Khan. The accused had maintained before the court that their custody was not required by the investigators and they should be granted bail. The PBM referred the case against the hospital officials and owners of two private pharmacies to the FIA on February 2, 2010. According to the PBM, the hospital officials, including an accountant, sent 47 fake cases of hepatitis C to the PBM and in return got Rs8.3 million.
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