10-day protective bail for former Gujranwala DIG
LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday allowed 10-day protective bail to former Gujranwala deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Malik Muhammad Iqbal. He is accused in the Sialkot jail incident, which happened on July 25, 2003. Four judges were killed in the incident.
Justice Sheikh Abdul Rashid and Justice M Bilal Khan restrained the petitioner’s arrest until April 5 and allowed him to withdraw his petition, enabling him to move the trial court for the confirmation of his bail.
Mr Iqbal, now the highway police DIG, was earlier issued with arrest warrants by a Sialkot special judge who wanted him to appear in court. The DIG approached the high court against the warrants and succeeded in getting interim bail. The first information report registered in the Sialkot jail case also nominated two superintendents of police, a station house officer, and the jail deputy superintendents as accused. —Staff Report