Peshawar: PHC denies bail to honour killing accused
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday dismissed bail petition in an ‘honour’ killing case to an accused who was allegedly charged with three other persons in the murder of a couple and injuring another woman. A single bench headed by Justice Mrs Irshad Qaisar dismissed bail petition of Imran, charged and arrested in the murder of Seema Naz and her husband Faizullah in the Nasapa area of the Daudzai Police Station limits on November 3, 2011.
According to the first information report (FIR), Bilal, brother of the deceased Seema Naz, along with three companions Imran, Murad and Naveed entered the house of his brother–in–law Faizullah and opened indiscriminate fire, killing his sister Seema Naz, her husband Faizullah. His other sister Taj Bibi was injured.
It was reported that Bilal wanted to kill his two sisters due to their involvement in ‘immoral’ activities and he along with his companions killed the couple.
The injured Taj Bibi had charged all the four accused in the double murder case. The state lawyer opposed bail to the petitioner, arguing that the crime was non–bailable. Besides, he said the accused had committed heinous crime and terrorised the society in the honour killing case.
Recently, the police arrested Imran while the other three accused are absconders in the case. However, the same bench granted bail to two Afghan nationals charged with extorting money posing as Taliban.
On the complaint of Nazir Khan, resident of Hayatabad, the police traced the two Afghan nationals through their mobile phones. The two were posing as militants and demanding getting extortion from him showing themselves as the militants.
The Hayatabad police arrested the Afghan nationals, Khalid and Muhammad Hussain, and charged them under Anti–Terrorism Act and Telegraph Act.
The complainant in the case had first mentioned that the accused persons had threatened to kidnap his family members if he did not pay Rs1.2 million to them.
Advocates Nawab Zada Khan Askar and Waqar Khan appeared for the accused persons. Additional Advocate General Lal Jan Khattak did not oppose bail to Khalid and opposed bail to Muhammad Hussain.
The bench observed that there is no solid evidence on record and their cell numbers record was also not verified by the police. The bench granted bail to the Afghan nationals, directing them to furnish two bail bonds worth Rs300, 000 each.