islamabad - A local court yesterday granted bail to former Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Bukhari and his son Jarar Shah in a case of thrashing a cop at the entry gate of F-8 District Courts.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Asif Mehmood accepted their bail pleas against two surety bonds worth of Rs 20,000 each and directed the police not to arrest them till May 16.

The judge issued these directions on their bail pleas moved by Tariq Mehmood Jehangiri Advocate and Tayyab Shah Advocate.

On this occasion, a large number of lawyers and workers of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) gathered at the District Court premises and chanted slogans in favour of the former chairman Senate.

Talking to the media, the former Chairman Senate and senior PPP leader Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said that the government is using ugly tactics to drag public attention from Panama Leaks.

He said that Islamabad District Bar had resolved the smacking issue but police on the behest of interior minister registered a bogus case. He added when he entered Islamabad District Courts, police and commandos had surrounded him to refrain him from appearing before the court. But after interference of court, police allowed him to appear before court to prove himself innocent.

Earlier, Judicial Magistrate Jawwad Hussain had issued arrest warrants of Bukhari and his son Jarar after hearing a petition filed by Islamabad police.

The magistrate issued the arrest warrants of Bokhari and his son and ordered the police to arrest both the accused and present before the court for slapping a policeman during checking in F-8. 

According to the details, investigation officer of the case filed the petition in a local court for obtaining the arrest warrants of Nayyer Bukhari and his son.

The Margalla Police on Wednesday had registered an FIR against the former custodian of the Upper House under sections 353/506/186/34 PPC on the complaint of Muhammad Riaz, a head constable of Special Branch Islamabad, who was deployed at the entry point with other cops.

According to the police constable, he was deployed on duty outside the court and engaged in body search of people entering the premises, when two people entered without body search. The policeman alleged that former Senate chairman used profane language and verbally abused him when he asked to search him, while his son Jarar slapped him. Police initiated an investigation after registration of the case.

In another development, the Islamabad High Court yesterday issued notices to interior secretary and inspector general of Islamabad police in a petition of former Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari seeking provision of security that, according to him, was approved by the prime minister office in 2007.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamir Farooq issued notices to the secretary ministry of interior and inspector general of Islamabad police and directed them to submit their replies in this matter.

The petitioner mentioned scores of government positions he held since 1982 and contended before the court that former chairmen senate of Pakistan has always been provided with security by the government of Pakistan. Due to the deteriorating law and order situation, a summary was moved in 2007 for the security to the former chairmen and that was approved.

He added that the PM office approved this security details and still holds field. The petitioner was provided with aforesaid security till late 2015 but then all of sudden, the police and frontier constabulary (FC) officials were retrieved.

His counsel informed the court that then the petitioner brought this matter into the knowledge of federal minister for interior and secretary interior but he was verbally informed that the security has been withdrawn from all the dignitaries.

He said that at the moment petitioner has been provided with only two constables on account of security that is quite inadequate in the current circumstances. On different occasions, the petitioner received security threats and was asked by the law-enforcement authorities to remain careful and vigilant.

Therefore, the petitioner prayed to the court to direct the respondents to provide him with approved security as per 2007 order.

After issuing the above-mentioned directions, the IHC bench adjourned the hearing in this matter till May 19.