Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani’s bail plea in the assets beyond means case has been rejected by Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday (today).
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has announced, an already secured verdict on the bail pleas of 18 accused, including Agha Siraj, in the assets beyond means case.
The bail plea of the accused was re-heard on the orders of the Supreme Court. A special bench of the Sindh High Court comprising Justice Nadeem Akhtar and Justice Iqbal Kalhoro had reserved its verdict on the bail plea.
The High Court rejected the bail pleas of eight accused, including Sindh Assembly Speaker Durrani, while the bail pleas of Durrani’s wife and sons were granted.
It should be mentioned that in the reference filed by NAB, besides Agha Siraj Durrani, his wife, and son Shahbaz Durrani, other persons including Tufail Ahmed, Metha Khan, Aslam Pervez Langah, Zulfiqar Dahir, Gulzar Ahmed, and others have been named.
Earlier in December 2019, the Sindh High Court (SHC) accepted the bail of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in assets beyond the means of income case.
The court had issued a robkar (mandamuses) to the jail and directed to release the accused.
The SHC was hearing bail petitions of different suspects including Agha Siraj. It has directed them to submit their passports and surety bonds worth one million rupees each.