Balochistan

Hit-and-run case: ATC rejects bail plea of MPA Achakzai

QUETTA: Imprisoned MPA Abdul Majeed Achakzai suffered a blow on Saturday as an anti-terrorism court threw out his bail plea in hit-and-run case, ARY News reported.

The court pronounced the verdict on the bail plea of the lawmaker who pleaded it to order his release on bail.

Balochistan lawmaker Achakzai was arrested on June 24 for allegedly killing a traffic sergeant by running his vehicle over him at the GPO Chowk in Quetta. Later, he was booked in two  other cases pertaining to a kidnapping registered at the Satellite Town police station in 2009 and attempted murder reported way back in 1992 at Civil Lines police station of the city.

The provincial assembly member was arrested from his residence in Satellite Town after it transpired that the vehicle that hit the sergeant was being driven by him.

According to police, Traffic Sergeant Attaullah died after hit by a rashly driven land cruiser on June 20 while he was performing duty at the GPO Chowk on Zarghoon Raod.

Earlier Quetta police had registered a First Information Report (FIR) of the incident against unknown persons despite knowing that Achakzai was himself driving the vehicle. Compelled by outrage over the incident on social media, the police arrested the influential lawmaker.

Majeed Achakzai is also a close relative of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai. He was elected from the PB-13 constituency in Qilla Abdullah.

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