KARACHI: A court on Saturday granted bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi and his sons in a case of attacking two police officers.
Hashmi was presented before a judicial magistrate in the City Court for remand in the presence of a large number of lawyers and PML-N supporter who raised slogans in his favour urging the court to dismiss the case.
The investigating officers in the case were physically pushed out of court when the hearing took place. Hashmi’s lawyer argued that the case against him was fake and should be declared null and void.
The court granted bail to Hashmi and his sons on the submission of personal surety bonds.
Nehal Hashmi and two of his sons were arrested late on Friday evening for attacking policemen. The incident took place in Malir where the PML-N leader and his sons, Naseer and Ibrahim, had an altercation with two on-duty policemen.
Nehal Hashmi’s son Naseer said the police took them to Saudabad police station and did not allow their family from meeting him. He alleged that the policeman broke his mobile phone when they attempted to stop him from coming near them.
Police denied the claims and said that Nehal Hashmi and his family had a dispute with another citizen. They said that police was sent to diffuse the matter but Nehal Hashmi and his sons attacked the policemen and tore their uniforms.
SSP Korangi said that Station House Officer (SHO) Saudabad had reached the sight of the incident. He said that Hashmi’s son Naseer started abusing and threatening the policemen when they went there.
SSP Korangi said Naseer was taken to the police station after which Nehal Hashmi and his wife also reach there and started abusing the policemen. This created a scuffle and both Nehal Hashmi and his two sons attacked the police. They were arrested and have been kept in lockup, while a case had registered against them.