Lahore: Plot to kill ex-CJ: Another accused granted bail
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court granted on Wednesday protective bail to another accused, Special Branch Punjab chief Col Ehsan ur Rehman (retired), involved in a case of issuing false intelligence report about the murder plot of LHC former chief justice Khwaja Sharif. The court granted bail till Aug 30 and directed the petitioner–accused to approach the trial court for the confirmation of bail. The court had already granted protective bails to former principal secretary to chief minister Tauqir Shah, former staff officer Talha Burki, Special Branch Punjab Director Shahid Mahmood, and two other personnel Muhammad Azam and Ijaz Ahmad.
The FIA had registered an FIR against them on charges of issuing a false intelligence report on the murder plot of the former LHC chief justice.
The agency accused them of hatching a conspiracy by managing the issuance of a false intelligence report about the murder plot in a bid to create differences among the federal government, the provincial government and judiciary.
Accused Rehman through his counsel submitted that he had no role in the alleged conspiracy.
He said the FIA implicated him in the case to serve the ulterior motives of the PPP-led federal government. He prayed that the protective bail be granted to him and the FIA be restrained from arresting him.