LHC cancels bail of man accused of fraud
LAHORE: Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif of the Lahore High Court on Thursday cancelled the interim bail of a man charged with cheating late scholar Dr Ghulam Murtaza Malik when it emerged that he had already been denied bail by the same court.
Dismissing the petition by Rana Zahoor Ahmad Khan on the ground that he concealed facts, the court directed the Lahore district and sessions judge to issue his warrants. Zuhra Maqsood, the widow of Dr Malik, said that the accused had received from her husband Rs 13.5 million for the sale of 100 kanals to set up an Islamic centre.
On May 7, 2002, the accused called her husband in connection with the allotment of the land and murdered him, she alleged, adding that when the matter was referred to a conciliation council, he admitted that he had received the money and promised to return it.
She said that Khan subsequently gave her three cheques amounting to Rs 7.5 million but they all bounced and a case was registered against him. She said that Khan moved the LHC for interim bail without disclosing that he had already been refused bail by the same court.