Peshawar ATC grants bail to suspected militant

Updated 05 Jun 2020

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The court accepted a bail petition filed by the suspect, Gul Mat Khan, a resident of Khyber tribal district, who the prosecution claimed was a commander of proscribed Lashkar-i-Islam. — Photo courtesy pakistanilaws.com/File
The court accepted a bail petition filed by the suspect, Gul Mat Khan, a resident of Khyber tribal district, who the prosecution claimed was a commander of proscribed Lashkar-i-Islam. — Photo courtesy pakistanilaws.com/File

PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court here has granted bail to a suspected militant commander charged with carrying out a terrorist attack on a checkpost which had left two police constables dead around a decade ago in Badhber area.

The court accepted a bail petition filed by the suspect, Gul Mat Khan, a resident of Khyber tribal district, who the prosecution claimed was a commander of proscribed Lashkar-i-Islam.

The prosecution alleged that the petitioner along with other militants had attacked Speen Qabar checkpost, which was jointly manned by personnel of police and Frontier Constabulary, with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers in 2010.

The attack had left two constables killed and several others injured.

An FIR of the occurrence was registered under 302/324/353/427 of Pakistan Penal Code, section 7 of Anti Terrorism Act and section 3-4 of Explosive Substance Act.

Advocate Shabbir Hussain Gigyani appeared for the petitioner and contended that his client was falsely implicated in the case. He argued that the investigation wing of police had failed to collect any evidence regarding his linkage to any terrorist organisation.