LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday cancelled interim bail of a CNG station owner involved in steeling of gas worth Rs18.2 million and directed the trail court of Gujrat to decide the case within two months. Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik cancelled the bail of accused Nadir Hussain who hailed from Gujrat.
Earlier, Deputy Prosecutor General Abdul Samad told the court that the accused had stolen the gas by tempering the meter of the station situated at Sargodha Road. He submitted the case was registered against Nadir Hussain in light of a laboratory report after examining the tempered meter. He requested the court to cancel the interim bail of the accused. The accused counsel, however, requested the court to confirm the interim bail by giving an assurance that the accused was ready to deposit the Rs18.2 million. The court rejected the interim bail and observed that depositing the aforesaid amount and criminal proceeding in the case was separate issues. The court directed the trail court of Gujrat to decide the case within two months. On the other hand, the LHC has declared holiday on the occasion of bye-polls in the relevant districts of the Punjab.–Staff Reporter