Bail Accepted: Pakistan's Virat Kohli Fan will Watch India vs Pakistan from Home
OKARA: The additional district and sessions court released Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s fan Umer Daraz against a bail plea after being behind bars for over a month.
Daraz was arrested on Jan 25 for hoisting an Indian flag on the rooftop of his house in 54-2L village. On Feb 18, local magistrate Aneeq Anwer had rejected his bail plea.
He had been charged with violating public order and “sovereignty of Pakistan” laws.
Later, advocates Rizwan and Muhammad Yousaf applied for his bail with the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Asadullah Siraj.
On Friday, after examining police and judicial case files and hearing arguments of both sides, the court admitted Daraz’s bail plea and ordered him to furnish a surety bond worth Rs50,000.
By the time the hearing finished, the court time had ended so Daraz will submit the bond on Saturday and get bail.
Daraz’s arrest came weeks before Indian student leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on a controversial sedition charge in a case that has sparked a major row over freedom of expression.
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