LAHORE - Chief Justice Lahore High Court Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Monday granted a protective bail to Joseph John Diyal, husband of minority activist Naila J Diyal, involved in fake criminal case by Islamabad police allegedly on directions of police high ups who were scared by the coupes efforts to highlight police negligence in Gojra incident. In his bail petition Joseph Diyal submitted that Islamabad police registered two fabricated FIR over allegations of illegally importing and selling liquor (black label) in the Capital city against some accused namely Jozaf, Ashraf Kalia, Johra Baig and others. He contended that taking benefit of similarity of name of Joseph and Jozaf now police want to arrest him for teaching a lesson for perusing minority cases against police high-ups. The chief justice granted bail to Joseph Diyal to save him from possible victimisation by police who wanted to teach lesson to the couple whose efforts caused removal of police official Ahmed Raza Tahir from seat of CCPO Lahore for his involvement in Gojra incident. The couple is striving for implementation of recommendations of a judicial commission against officials found guilty of negligence in Gojra incident and this is the thing that has made the couple an enemy for police, the counsel said. Taking suo motu notice Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif had suspended Punjab governments notification of appointment of Ahmed Tahir as CCPO Lahore when the couple highlighted the fact that Tahir was the same person who failed to perform his duties during riots in Gojra as RPO Faisalabad and so he should not be appointed CCPO Lahore. With the order of the CJ for removed of Ahmed Raza Tahir from CCPO seat he ended as an OSD. The couple is a threat for other guilty officials of police and district management group who were held responsible for Gojra riots as they were now enjoying lucrative postings and promotions. The counsel for petitioner submitted that before filing current bail application no such application was ever moved by the petitioner in any court. Giving bail relief to Joseph, the CJ observed that without going into the merits of the case, the petitioner was allowed the ad-interim protective bail against surety bound of Rs 200,000 with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of the sessions judge Islamabad. The pre-arrest bail will give him legal cover till August 20 so that the accused may participate in the investigation before police and present proof of his innocence without any fear of victimization. The petitioners counsel submitted that his clients wife Naila J Diyal was chairperson of Christian Progressive Movement, which was registered with election commission. He said Naila was chief executive of monthly Christian paper The Spokesman Expression which always highlighted rights of the Christian in the country and in the Gojra incident his wife raised voice against the police officials responsible for the riots and killings. The petitioner said on June 30 two FIRs No 359 and 360 were registered at police station Islamabad alleging that some Joseph and other with diplomatic cover were importing liquor in the country with bogus papers. The counsel said the couple was working for rights and uplift of Christian minority and thus protested against Gorja incident, killing of two Christians accused of blasphemy in a court in Faisalabad and other such incidents.