Bail of underage driver`s father extended


LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Monday extended the interim pre-arrest bail of the father of an underage driver who killed six of a family in a deadly car accident in Phase VH of the Defence Housing Authority (DH A).

Suspect Shafgat Ali appeared before the court on expiry of his bail.

His counsel asked the court to confirm the bail.

However, a counsel for the complainant opposed the bail granted to the suspect and urged the court to revoke the concession of bail.

The counsel for the suspect, a propertydealer, argued that the police unlawfully added the offences of murder and terrorism in the FIR.

He said the police implicated Shafgatin the case only for being owner of the car used by his son.

Judge Abher Gul Khan extended the pre-arrest bail of the suspect till Dec 8 and sought more arguments from both sides.

Complainant Rafaqat AlilosthiswifeRukhsana Bibi (45), son Husnain (25), daughter-in-law Ayesha (23), son-in-law Sajjad (30), four-monthold grandson Huzaifa, and granddaughter Anaya (4) in the accident.

The underage driver had hit the car of the victim`s family resulting in the death of all passengers.

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