Sharjeel Memon granted protective bail in corruption case

Chief Justice takes notice of shifting of Sharjeel Memon from prison to hospital

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted protective bail to Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Shajeel Memon against a surety bond of Rs. 2 million.
A two-member bench of the IHC headed by Justice Athar Minallah heard the five billion and 77 crore rupees corruption case against Sharjeel Memon.
During the hearing, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor opposed the protective bail and said that earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected such a plea filed by the accused.
He added that accountability court has declared Sharjeel Memon as absconder adding that the accused misused the protective bail.
Justice Athar Minallah asked the NAB prosecutor as to why Sharjeel Memon should not be granted bail given that he has surrendered before the court.
The judge remarked that according to several verdicts, there was no issue in granting bail to an absconder if he surrenders before court.
Meanwhile; talking to media outside the court, Sharjeel Memon thanked IHC saying that the court delivered him justice.
“The reference which was prepared in October 2016 against me was filed in my absence”, said Sharjeel Memon and accused that “Chaudhary Nisar & Company” was working against him.
He affirmed to face all baseless cases filed against him.


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