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Court couldn’t reject bail plea in bailable cases: Chief Justice Khosa

LAHORE: Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Thursday expressed resentment over not granting bails to accused in bailable cases, while hearing a case at Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court, ARY News reported.

“It is surprising that even the trial court and the high court didn’t give attention to the matter,” Chief Justice Khosa said in his remarks during the case hearing.

The law says that the bail of an accused couldn’t be rejected in a bailable case, chief justice remarked.

“How the high court or trial court could ignore it. These matters should not even come to the court but this case has reached to the third court,” Justice Khosa further said.

“Is it the responsibility of only the Supreme Court to look to the law,” the chief justice questioned.

“Even the I.G. Punjab has issued directives to SHOs in the matter,” the top judge further said. Under the instructions of the I.G. Police a SHO could give bail to the accused in these cases, the chief justice said.

The bench granted interim bails to the accused in the case and ordered the two accused to submit surety bonds of Rs. 50,000 each as bail money.

A case of brawl has been registered against the accused at Lahore’s Defence A police station and the accused had sought pre-arrest bail from the court.

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