LAHORE - An anti-corruption court on Monday adjourned a post-arrest bail petition of Punjab Livestock Department Director General Dr Muhammad Irfan Zahid, Idara-e-Kisan CEO Ameeruddin Bokhari and other arrested officers accused of misappropriating Rs478 million allocated for milk processing plants.

The hearing was adjourned by August 15 as the judge was on leave. The court is likely to announce the decision on the post-arrest bail plea.

Earlier, lawyers of both of the sides had completed the arguments. As per details, the former L&DD Director General Dr Irfan Zahid and Idara-e-Kisan CEO Ameeruddin Bokhari and other arrested officers had filed a bail petition.

The counsels for the L&DD officers including Rana Ejaz Advocate, Talib Hussain Baloch, Mansoor Rehman Afridi and others apprised the court that their clients were innocent and the ACE could not prove any link to the embezzlement of funds so the bail be granted.

The ACE lawyers repeatedly contended for physical remand of the accused for further investigation.