Case against nine-month-old quashed

Published April 12, 2014
Musa’s family and their lawyers said the police was troubling them using various excuses. — File photo
Musa’s family and their lawyers said the police was troubling them using various excuses. — File photo

LAHORE: 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.

“Police told the court that the nomination of Musa in the case of attacking police and gas company officials was a human error and Musa is not required,” defense lawyer Irfan Sadiq told Reuters.

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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