Young doctors granted bail
LAHORE, Feb 7: The Lahore High Court on Thursday granted bail to seven young doctors who manhandled the medical superintendent of District Headquarters Hospital, Gujranwala.
Justice Sheikh Najamul Hasan reprimanded Medical Superintendent Dr Anwar Amanullah for distorting facts of the case.
Gujranwala police had registered an FIR under sections 324, 506 and 452 of the Pakistan Penal Code against Dr Kashif, Dr Abdullah Zia, Dr Ihtesham, Dr Waqas Idrees, Dr Kashif Bashir, Dr Tahir Malhi and Dr Farasat.
The counsel for the accused young doctors argued that they were being politically victimised. He said the FIR registered against the young doctors was fabricated, as there was no
evidence against them. He requested the court to release the accused on bail.
Dr Amanullah told the court that the accused young doctors had tortured him brutally and threatened him with consequences. He said the young doctors also ransacked his office.
Justice Hasan observed that Dr Amanullah concealed facts as the allegation of displaying weapons was not proved against the doctors in a television footage of the incident.
The judge said instead of resolving the matter with dialogue the issue became complicated because of Dr Amanullah’s negligence.
The judge allowed the petition and directed the accused to furnish bail bonds of Rs100,000 each.—Staff Reporter