Court grants bail to Capt (retd) Safdar in hate speech case.


LAHORE -- :A sessions court on Wednesday granted bail to Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, in a hate speech case. The bail had been granted against two surety bonds worth Rs 200,000 each. However, the court dismissed petition filed by the prosecution for physical remand of Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the case. Additional District and Sessions Judge Tajammul Shahzad Chaudhry had reserved verdict on petition filed by Safdar for grant of bail and petition filed by prosecution for his physical remand in the case, after hearing arguments of the parties on October 29, and it was announced today in open court. Earlier, the defence counsel argued that his client had been arrested in a baseless case.

He pleaded with the court to grant benefit of bail to him. He also opposed prosecution's plea for physical remand of Capt (retd) Safdar, saying that no recovery had to be made in the case. However, the prosecution opposed the bail petition, saying that charges were not bailable...

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