Bail plea dismissed over withdrawal of petition
PESHAWAR: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed the bail plea filed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Local Government Chief Engineer Asghar Ali over withdrawal of petition.
A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed heard the bail plea.
During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the petitioner said Peshawar High Court had granted bail to the accused besides the applicant.
He pleaded the court to accept his client’s bail in the light of amended laws of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as he had no role in releasing the project funds from the department.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial asked the counsel that he did not raise the point about the new law and release of co-accused from the high court.
He said the applicant had confirmed the contractor’s bank guarantee.
He asked the counsel that he could repeat the same points in the high court for bail.
He said the applicant had admitted that the money was released in his presence.
Justice Bandial said the C-Category bank guarantee was submitted at the signing of contract.
He asked why did the KP government deal with C-Category bank guarantees?
The court disposed of the bail plea over withdrawal of the petition. – APP