LAHORE: A magisterial court on Thursday granted post-arrest bail to 58 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers arrested after Tuesday’s violent clash outside Lahore NAB office.
Judicial Magistrate Hafiz Nafees approved their bail pleas and directed them to furnish a surety of Rs50,000 each. They are accused of stone-pelting and damaging public property outside the NAB office shortly after the arrival of party leader Maryam Nawaz there in a land acquisition case.
Advocate Farhad Ali Shah, representing the PML-N workers, contended before the court that a fake case was instituted against his clients. It is a constitutional right of party workers to take out a rally in solidarity with their leader, he said.
He said charges against the accused are bailable and therefore, request the judge to grant them bail.
On Aug 11, violence erupted outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office as PML-N workers police contingents clashed shortly after the arrival of Maryam Nawaz there in a land case.
Many people, including policemen and NAB officials, were injured and more than 50 were arrested after police fired tear gas when the PML-N workers started pelting them and the NAB office with stones.