Govt files appeal against MNA Javed Latif’s bail

Published June 15, 2021
This file photo shows PML-N leader Javed Latif. — DawnNewsTV/File
This file photo shows PML-N leader Javed Latif. — DawnNewsTV/File

LAHORE: The provincial government on Monday filed an appeal in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking cancellation of bail granted to PML-N MNA Javed Latif by a sessions court in a case of uttering anti-state remarks and inciting people for mutiny.

The appeal filed through the Punjab prosecutor general said the MNA made a statement against the state institutions. It said the sessions court released the respondent on bail ignoring facts of the case. It asked the LHC to set aside the bail granting order of the sessions court.

The Township police registered the FIR on a complaint of citizen Jamil Saleem under sections 120/120B, 153/153A, 500, 505(i)(B) and 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The sections deal with the offences of causing incitement against the state institutions including the army and promoting enmity between different groups.

In a television programme, he said his party would not say “Pakistan Khappay” (long live Pakistan) if any harm reached to its vice president Maryam Nawaz. He was arrested on April 27 after the dismissal of his pre-arrest bail.

Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2021

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