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Sheikh Rashid granted bail in May 9 riots case

Sheikh Rashid granted bail in May 9 riots case

The Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court has granted bail to Sheikh Rashid, the founder of the Awami Muslim League, in connection with the riots that took place on May 9. The bail plea hearing was presided over by Judge Malik Ijaz Asif. According to the court’s ruling, Sheikh Rashid is required to submit surety bonds worth 0.2 million before being released from Adiala jail. Sheikh Rashid’s legal representatives, Sardar Abdul Razzaq and Sardar Shehbaz, were present in court, while the prosecution was absent during the hearing.

In a significant development, the Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court has decided to grant bail to Sheikh Rashid, the esteemed founder of the Awami Muslim League, in relation to the unfortunate riots that unfolded on May 9. The hearing, overseen by Judge Malik Ijaz Asif, witnessed the presence of Sheikh Rashid’s diligent lawyers, Sardar Abdul Razzaq and Sardar Shehbaz, who skillfully presented their case. Surprisingly, the prosecution side was noticeably absent during this crucial proceeding.

As per the court’s ruling, Sheikh Rashid must fulfill a vital requirement before his release from the confines of Adiala jail. This entails submitting surety bonds worth a substantial sum of 0.2 million. Once this obligation is met, Sheikh Rashid will finally regain his freedom, albeit temporarily, until the conclusion of the legal proceedings.

By granting bail to Sheikh Rashid, the court has demonstrated its willingness to consider the circumstances surrounding the riots and the potential merits of his case. This decision not only provides Sheikh Rashid with a respite from the confines of jail but also allows him to actively participate in his defense, ensuring a fair and just legal process.

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