District and Sessions Judge Mujahid Mustaqeem on Friday marked the plea for pre-arrest bail of Shan Muhammad, son of former Lahore Commissioner Khusro Pervaiz, to Additional District and Sessions Judge Nisar Ahmed Khan.
Previously, Additional District and Sessions Judge Hamid Khan had referred the case of Shan Muhammad, accused of murdering his class fellow, to the district and sessions judge as the counsel of defence had showed distrust of the judge.
Petitioner Shan Muhammad Khan stated before the court that a false, frivolous and baseless case had been registered against him for ulterior motive and with malafide intentions.
He contended that a plain reading of FIR made it clear that even a suspicion had not been shown against the present petitioner for unfortunate murder of the complainant’s son.
In case the petitioner was arrested, it would cause irreparable loss to his reputation, he told the court, adding that the petitioner was a student and was undertaking his A-level examination.
He requested the court to grant him ad-interim pre-arrest bail.
According to the FIR registered by Fazal Elahi, father of deceased Hamza, in Barqi Police under section 302 against Shan Khusro, Hamza left the home after he made a phone call to Shan.
Afterwards, he received a phone call that his son had been gunned down in DHA phase VI.
Shan stated before the police that his gun had went off which resulted in the death of Hamza.
He told the police that Hamza had gone out with him on the night of June 2 to Defence for a drive and some aerial firing. He said that he had got an unlicensed gun from a personal contact in Farooqabad.
At the time of the incident, he said, the gun went off when he was trying to remove a bullet from the chamber of the gun.
The bullet hit Hamza, who was driving the care, near the right ear.
Shan said that Hamza was killed instantly and, in a panic, he the body out of the car. The next day the body was found in Defence Phase VI.
Six judges transferred: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Friday transferred six District and Sessions Judges of Punjab.
Mujahid Mustaqeem was transferred from Lahore to Rawalpindi as Presiding Officer of the Consumer Court, Khalid Nawaz from Consumer Court Narowal to Faisalabad, Ch Abdul Rasheed Abid (Punjab Labour Court-III) from Ferozewala to Rajanpur, Hafeezullah Khan from Bhakkar to Layyah, Muhammad Azam (judge, anti-terrorism court-III) from Lahore to Bhakkar and Maqsood Ahmad Solehri from Layyah to Lahore.