LHC grants bail to Ahad Cheema in assets beyond means case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Ahad Cheema in an assets beyond means case.

The court ordered Ahad Cheema, former Director-General of LDA, to deposit two surety bonds of Rs one million each in the court.

The court had earlier reserved its decision on the bail petition.

Earlier, Ahad Cheema’s counsel told the court that the statements of 63 witnesses have been recorded from a total of 210 prosecution witnesses so far. “A supplementary reference has also been filed on 21 December 2020”.

Ahad Cheema has already granted bail in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing case, the council said. The lawyer pleaded to the bench for granting bail to his client over lingering on the court proceedings.

NAB prosecutor asked the court to grant him some days to submit the reply over the matter. “We have forensic evidence that the accused was operating the account,” the prosecutor said.

“The case was under hearing but the trial court’s judgment was transferred,” the NAB lawyer said.

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