Lahore: Factory owners granted interim bail
LAHORE, Feb 9: An additional district and sessions judge on Thursday granted pre-arrest bail to three owners of the medicine factory which had caved in allegedly due to a boiler explosion. The factory owners — Zaheer Iqbal, Zafar Iqbal and Zubair — appeared before the court along with their counsel, Sardar Khurram Latif Khosa.
They stated that they wanted to join police investigation, therefore, pre-arrest bail be granted to them. They claimed that they would prove their innocence in the investigation. Judge Chaudhry Nazir Ahmad allowed their petition and granted interim bail till Feb 15.
Sabzazar police registered a case against the factory owners under sections 302, 149, 324, 427, 290 and 291 of the Pakistan Penal Code.