ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday granted bail to 11 accused arrested for attacking the policemen and obstructing the anti-encroachment operation carried out to remove slum areas of I-11.

 A Division Bench (DB) of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi and Justice Athar Minallah conducted the hearing of bail petitions of 11 accused and directed them to submit surety bonds worth of Rs50,000 each.

The petitioners have approached the IHC after an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad rejected their bail application in this matter.

The police had arrested them after registering a case of attacking the policemen and creating hurdles in anti-encroachment operation in sector I-11.