LAHORE - Infamous former police inspector Abid Hussain alias Abid Boxer, who was booked in 10 cases including murder, attempted murder,  land grabbing and forgery, secured interim bail from a sessions court here on Friday.

In a surprise appearance along with his lawyer Advocate Aazar Latif Khan, Abid Boxer said he was happy over his return to Pakistan and would unveil many secrets very soon with proofs.

 “Give me little time, I’ll reveal many secrets. I’ll share everything with proofs. At last I’m here. I’m back to Pakistan after eleven years in abroad,” said Boxer while talking to the reporters outside the courtroom.

Wearing black glasses and black T-Shirt, Boxer was looking very confident and optimistic about his cases. 

Responding to a query whether he was compelled to give any statement or not, he said nobody was forcing him to give any statement, he himself was sharing the facts of his cases. One of his aides said to the reporters he (Boxer) would use Facebook to share the details of his cases.

Earlier, Advocate Aazar Latif Khan, the counsel of Abid Boxer, appeared in the court of an additional district & sessions judge and contended that police booked his client in 10 cases. He said he did not commit any crime was implicated by the police. The counsel said Boxer was just being targeted and victimized.  He asked the court to grant him interim bail, so that he could not be arrested.

At this, additional district & sessions Judge Rehmat Ali allowed his interim bail. The judge directed him to deposit Rs 100,000 each.

On July 18, the federal government informed the Lahore High Court that former police inspector Abid Boxer who was earlier taken into custody by the UAE police, was in Pakistan.  Acting Chief Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq was hearing the petition moved by Jaffar Rafi, the father-in-law of Abid Boxer, seeking his protection from the possible encounter.

On the reply of the federal government, the acting CJ directed the police authorities to produce him (Boxer) in the court on the next hearing which was due on July 27.

Jaffar Rafi said there was a strong apprehension that Pakistani police would kill Boxer in any fake encounter after bringing him back to the country with the help of Interpol. He said a number of fabricated cases had been registered against his son in-law only for political victimization.

He asked the court to summon record of all the cases and order the FIA and the police to ensure protection of Boxer.

He pleaded that right of fair trial of Boxer should be protected as guaranteed under Article 10-A of the Constitution.

Abid Boxer was  a police inspector who joined police department in 1988. He also served as Station House Officer with the department. However, he fled the country in 2008, fearing that he would be killed in a fake encounter. Through a video statement, Boxer said he fled the country to save his own life but his maternal uncle was subjected to police torture who finally lost his life. He said he was nominated in a number of fake cases including murder, attempted murder,land grabbing and forgery.