Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baby Musa is a free man

This news will be a major relief to his family, however the family members are alleging continuing harassment by the police (perhaps because they have been made to look foolish). The court should promptly take suo motu (sua sponte) action and provide immediate relief.  

That said the chances of the family getting justice are not good seeing that the honorable judge found it necessary to set a 50,000 bail for the baby. Seriously??

The lawyer of nine-month-old baby Mohammad Musa charged with attempted murder withdrew the plea for bail on Saturday after police struck off the baby's name from the first information report (FIR), DawnNews reported.

Following expiry of the bail period, Musa was brought to a sessions court in Lahore for the case's hearing during which a police inspector informed the family that the baby's name was not registered with the police anymore.

Meanwhile, the court issued a show-cause notice to a policeman over what it called dereliction of duty.

Whereas, the policeman alleged that the baby brought in the court was not Musa.

Meanwhile, Musa’s family and their lawyers said the police was troubling them using various excuses.

On Feb 1, the case was registered against members of a family (including baby Musa) and dozens of other inhabitants of Muslim Town after they allegedly attacked a bailiff and a raiding team of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) after it went there to arrest people involved in gas theft.

The baby's grandfather, Muhammad Yasin, and his three sons still face the charges.

The judge had earlier granted confirmed bail to Musa against bail bonds worth Rs50,000, but he had to appear before the court today.


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