Court rejects Rashid Rauf’s bail plea
By Khalid Iqbal | October 11, 2007
Rawalpindi: The Special Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) here on Wednesday rejected bail application of accused Rashid Rauf allegedly involved in a plane hijacking case in 2006.
The hearing in his bail application was completed two weeks back. The court announced its judgment on Wednesday and rejected bail application of the accused.
Rashid Rauf has allegedly been involved in a plane hijacking case registered with the Airport Police Station last year. He was arrested from Bahawalpur and explosive material and weapons were recovered from his possession. According to police, the accused wanted to hijack a plane, which was going to New York from Britain.
Shaukat Aziz Saddique, counsel of Rashid Rauf, told ‘The News’ that he would move the bail application of his client in the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench.
Meanwhile, the Aabpara Police Wednesday discharged two cases (128 and 224) registered against Dost Mohammad Mazari, a close associate of late Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi and Maulana Abdul Aziz, former ‘khateeb’ of Lal Masjid, due to the non-availability of any proof against the accused.
Meanwhile, the ATC, Rawalpindi, issued arrest warrants without bail of DSP New Town Police Station Razzaq Ahmed Janjua here on Wednesday for disobeying court orders.