KARACHI: A court has granted protective bail to a suspect and his father who allegedly injured three people, a designer Moazzam Khan and his two sons during a clash over a parking dispute in the Pakistan Air Force Falcon Complex area of the metropolis on March 16.
On Friday, the suspects appeared before an additional district and sessions judge (East) after obtaining pre-arrest bail from the Sindh High Court. The suspects’ lawyer moved an application appealing to the court to award his clients pre-arrest bail to facilitate them to join the investigation.
Their defense counsel told the judge that his clients were booked by police in the case with fake and malafide objectives. The judge granted them interim pre-arrest bail subject to furnishing a surety bond of Rs50, 000 each till April 19 and instructed them to join the investigation.
It is worth mentioning here that police had booked accused Ibrahim Durrani of allegedly stabbing and injuring Moazzam Khan and his sons Fahad and Atta. While police booked the accused father, Khalid Durrani, on separate charges related to his involvement in the clash.
According to the first information report (FIR), the complainant, Moazzam Khan, said he was present in his house on the night of March 16 when he heard some noise and came outside. He alleged that his neighbor Ibrahim allegedly used abusive language and attacked him with a knife with the intent to murder.
“Khan suffered wounds on his head. In the meantime, his two sons Fahad and Atta came out from the home and tried to save their father but Ibrahim also attacked them and stabbed them,” read the FIR.
Fahad received wounds on his ear, while Atta suffered injuries on his back, it added. During the scuffle, the suspect’s father, Khalid Durrani, also came out and asked his son to beat them more, the complainant claimed.
The complainant said the CCTV footage of the incident was available which showed Ibrahim carrying a knife in his hand. He said despite being injured, he took both his wounded sons to a private hospital for treatment.
According to reports, the suspect Ibrahim Durrani is said to be the son of Pakistan Air Force Air Commodore K.H. Durrani. He is said to be a supervisor at a multinational firm.
A first information report (FIR) had been registered under Sections 324, 337-H (II) and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Station House Officer (SHO) Iftikhar Ahmed said the incident had resulted from a parking issue with a car being parked on the street and objection being raised over it.