Accused in Musharraf attack case granted bail
Islamabad: Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman here on Wednesday set aside detention orders of an accused, who was granted bail by an anti terrorism court in the case of attacking the former president Pervez Musharraf, but was not released.
In the last hearing of the case, the court had directed a deputy attorney general to contact relevant authorities and inform the court in this matter.
The counsel for the accused Jamshed Raza had adopted before the court that the Superintendent Adiala Jail did not release the accused even after an Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) granted him bail. According to the counsel, the Adiala Jail superintendent told him that an additional district magistrate of Islamabad has issued fifteen days detention orders of the accused under 16MPO. And after 15 days, when the accused contacted jail authorities, he was told that the detention orders have been extended for fifteen more days.
Petitioner has adopted before the court that the Civil Lines Police had arrested Jamshed Raza in 2009. Despite having physical remand of the accused, the police could not recover any material from him.
Jamshed then filed a bail application before the ATC on May 31, 2011 and the court granted him bail. But even after that jail authorities did not release him. The IHC Wednesday setting aside the detention orders directed the jail authorities to release the accused.