The IHC granted 14-day protective bail to Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Attaullah Tarar in a case related to violence during the May 25 rally held by the PTI.
According to the details, SAPM Atta, earlier in the day approached the Court and prayed that he may grant protective bail in the case registered against him in the Qila Gujjar Singh Police Station in Lahore.
Tarar submitted a writ petition and urged the court to restrain the police from taking action. He said the Punjab Police should be stopped from arresting him. He also sought pre-arrest bail from the court, saying that the police had raided his residence in Lahore to apprehend him.
Read more: Police raid SAPM Attaullah Tarar’s home
According to the PML-N leader, the cases leveled against him are “based on prejudice and political vendetta. However, he vowed to take the legal route.
“The cases being made against me are just based on prejudice and political vendetta. Where corruption, street crimes, and gender crimes are on the rise, the entire Ministry of Interior is busy threatening political opponents. I will take the legal route. By the grace of Allah Almighty, I have never bowed nor will I bow,” SAPM Atta Tarar tweeted.
میرے خلاف جو مقدمات بنائے جا رہے ہیں وہ محض تعصب اور سیاسی انتقام کی بنیاد پر ہیں۔ جہاں کرپشن، اسٹریٹ کرائمز، صنفی جرائم عروج پر ہیں، پوری وزارت داخلہ سیاسی مخالفین کو دھمکیاں دینے میں مصروف ہے۔ قانونی راستہ اپناوں گا۔ اللہ تعالٰی کے فضل سے، نہ کبھی جھکا تھا نہ جھکوں گا۔
— Attaullah Tarar (@TararAttaullah) August 15, 2022
Police raid at Atta Tarar’s residence
Saturday, the police carried out a raid at the Lahore residence of Special Assistant to Prime Minister Attaullah Tarar during the wee hours of Saturday to deliver a notice regarding the May 25th incident.
According to the details, the raid was carried out at the residence of Attaullah Tarar in G-3 Johar Town Lahore. However, he was not present at his home. Pertinent to mention that no one was arrested during the police raid at his home.
Punjab Home Minister Hashim Dogar, in a statement, asked Attaullah Tarar to present himself before the police, adding that law is awaiting him. Tarar should present himself before the Lahore police if he understands the power of law, warned Dogar.
On the day of PTI’s long march, Lahore turned into a battleground as multiple scuffles took place between the police and PTI marchers as the latter tried to wriggle out of the barricades placed on their way. Police forces also brutally attacked convoys led by PTI leaders. As a result, after winning power in Punjab, PTI is ready to hold those behind the police brutality accountable.