OKARA: The additional district and sessions court admitted bail plea of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s fan Umer Daraz who has been behind bars for over a month.

Daraz was arrested on Jan 25 for hoisting an Indian flag on the rooftop of his house in 54-2L village. On Feb 18, local magistrate Aneeq Anwer had rejected his bail plea.

Later, advocates Rizwan and Muhammad Yousaf applied for his bail with the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Asadullah Siraj.

On Friday, after examining police and judicial case files and hearing arguments of both sides, the court admitted Daraz’s bail plea and ordered him to furnish a surety bond worth Rs50,000.

By the time the hearing finished, the court time had ended so Daraz will submit the bond on Saturday and get bail.

Published in Dawn, February 27th, 2016

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