ISLAMABAD: A district court on Friday granted bail to former Senate chairman Nayyar Bukhari and his son Jarrar Bukhari in a case registered against the two after they allegedly thrashed policeman outside a court in Islamabad.
Bukhari and his son were granted bail after directions from the court to submit bail bonds worth Rs20,000.
A local court on Thursday had issued arrest warrants for former chairman Senate and his son, a day after the pair thrashed a policeman at gates of the District Courts in the capital’s F-8 area.
Bukhari had reportedly misbehaved with a constable of the Islamabad Special Branch and his private security guard thrashed him on Wednesday after he attempted to search him before entering a court in the federal capitals F/8 sector.
The police constable said he was deployed on duty outside the court and engaged in body search of people entering the premises, when two people entered without body search. The policeman alleged that former Senate chairman used profane language and verbally abused him when he asked to search him, while his son Jarrar Bukhari slapped him.
A case was lodged at the Margalla Police Station against the accused under Section 506, 34 and 353, 186.
According to police sources, teams had been dispatched yesterday to search for Bukhari and his son at their residence at Bara Kahu, where neither were present at that time.
Speaking to reporters after getting bail, Bukhari said he was saddened by the government filing the case against him.
I have been involved in the legal profession for 40 years. Filing a case against me is meant to distract the people from national issues, he said.
The government is resorting to such tactics to distract from the Panama leaks scandal, he said.
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