Achakzai's bail rejected by Quetta ATC in traffic constable hit-and-run case

Updated July 15, 2017

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Bail granted in one murder case, rejected in another, judgement reserved for bail in kidnapping case. — File
Bail granted in one murder case, rejected in another, judgement reserved for bail in kidnapping case. — File

The Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) Quetta-1 on Saturday rejected bail application of Balochistan MPA Majeed Khan Achakzai in the case pertaining to the killing of a traffic sergeant in a vehicular accident.

Traffic sergeant Haji Attaullah had been run over by the provincial legislator in the month of June. Police had initially registered a first investigation report (FIR) against an 'unknown' accused.

Achakzai was only arrested after a video of the hit-and-run was shared widely on social media, prompting the authorities to take action against the legislator.

The counsel for Achakzai had submitted the bail application before ATC Judge Dawood Khan Nasar, who rejected it on Saturday morning.

However, Achakzai was granted bail by Quetta District and Sessions Judge Rashid Mehmood in a murder case from 1992. Civil Lines Police had nominated Achakzai in the murder of a person on Quetta's Jinnah Road that year. The judge set the bail at Rs300,000 and ordered the police to set him free. Advocate Naseebullah Tareen had represented the legislator in the court.

In yet another case, pertaining to kidnapping, Judicial Magistrate Saddam Baloch reserved his judgement over a bail application till Monday.

Police had accused Achakzai of kidnapping the owner of a private hospital from the Satellite Town area of Quetta a few years back.