LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Tuesday refused to accept a plea against the bail of a former PPP parliamentarian.

The provincial government on Tuesday was unable to produce evidence or a record against PPP’s leader Muhammad Aslam Madhyana for cancellation of his bail granted by sessions court of Sargodha district in the teacher torture case.

Punjab Prosecution Department through Additional District Prosecutor Abdul Samad had filed the petition and contended that sessions court had granted bail to Madhyana in the teacher torture case ignoring evidences and legal aspects of the case. Samad pointed out that at least 43 cases had been registered in Sargodha Division only against Madhyana under different sections of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

After being released on bail, the accused was influencing teacher torture case by using different ways, the additional prosecutor general requested the Lahore High Court to set aside sessions court orders of releasing the accused on bail.

The counsel of Madhyana opposed the plea of provincial government and argued that no evidence had been produced against the accused since the registration of the case.

He said his client was incriminated in the teacher torture case following political rivalry in the district. He prayed the court to dismiss the government’s petition.

Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi heard arguments of both sides and dismissed the government’s plea.

The court, in its order, observed that the government couldn’t produce substantial evidences and records against PPP’s former parliamentarians.