Lahore: Tea stall owner granted bail
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday granted bail to a tea stall owner arrested on charges of gas theft. Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) had got a case registered against Yaqoob with Baghbanpura police. The accused filed a bail petition and submitted that he failed to pay his bill by due date and an SNGPL team raided his shop and arrested him on charges of gas theft. During the course of hearing, the court remarked that gas theft was not possible without the connivance of SNGPL officials.
The court said the authority took action against gas thieves, but never taken its officials to task involved in theft. The court granted bail to the accused subject to furnishing of a bail bond of Rs50,000.