LAHORE - Justice Kazim Ali Malik Tuesday granted bail to former test cricketer Ijaz Ahmad against two surety bonds of Rs 200,000 each in case of cheque dishonouring. The judge observed that a delay of four years in registration of an FIR indicated malafide in the case. Counsel for the complainant could not give a satisfactory answer when the court asked that for what reasons he had waited for five years to register a case after the cheque in question was presented in the bank. The judge further observed that the said cheque was not issued in the name of the complainant. Additional District & Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal Naeem on April 25 had dismissed the bail petition of Ijaz Ahmed after that he approached the high court for relief through counsel Ashtar Ausaf. The counsel stated that the police had dismissed the case of bogus cheque of rupees 10.5 millions against his client by declaring it false while the lawyers of the plaintiffs adopted the instance that the case had been dismissed on the intention of political figures. He prayed to the court to grant him bail as the complainant could not prove the allegations on him for issuing bogus cheques. Talking to the reporters, Ashtar Ausaf said that his client would initiate criminal proceedings against the complainant for lodging a fake case tarnishing the image of his client in the society.