Lahore: Bail of five accused in murder case confirmed
LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Naveed Ahmed on Wednesday confirmed pre–arrest bail of five accused involved in killing a woman by serving her bleach mixed water. The court confirmed bails of accused Muhammad Shafique, husband of victim woman, Rizwana, Muhammad Hassan Ijaz, Muhammad Riaz, Parveen Bibi and Iqra Bibi against surety bonds of Rs100,000 each.
The petitioners contended that they were implicated in a forged case. Farhad Ali Shah, their counsel, pleaded that Rizwana Bibi had taken some medicine for the purpose of abortion as she was pregnant at that time of her death which resulted in her death. He said the complainant registered instant FIR and during the first investigation, the petitioners were found not involved in the case but the complainant managed to transfer the investigation to Shakeel Ahmed Khokhar, DSP Kahna Circle, who without any evidence declared the petitioners guilty.
On the other hand, the deputy district public prosecutor told the court that petitioners were named in the First Information Report with specific allegation of administering bleach mixed in water resulted into death of Rizwana Bibi.
He contended the court that no malafide on the part of the complainant or prosecution was available that was necessary element for grant of extraordinary concession of pre–arrest bail.
However, the court after hearing the arguments of both the parties, granted bail to the accused. According to details, complainant Muhammad Anwar Hussain (father of deceased) registered an FIR against the accused with Kahna Police Station.
He stated in FIR that his daughter Rizwana married with Muhammad Shafique who treated her badly. On September 26, 2011, Shafique informed his son Qaisar Anwar that his sister had taken poisonous tablets and she was taken to the Lahore General Hospital. He said Rizwana had also disclosed to Muhammad Sarwar and Jameel Ahmed that the accused had administered her something poisonous by mixing in water.