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Khokhar brothers get bail in land grabbing case

Lahore: Interim bail is granted to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Afzal Khokhar, MPA Saiful Malook and their brother Shafi Khokharby session court on Tuesday in land grabbing case.

Additional and sessions judge Shehzad Raza approved bail for the Khokhar brothers against a surety of Rs50, 000 each. The Nawab Town police has filed a first information report (FIR) against the Khokhar brothers on charges of land grabbing.

tThe court has ordered the police to submit a report in the case on next hearing on Jan 19.

Earlier this week, on Jan 6, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) to put end to illegal land-grabbing by seizing Khokhar Palace in Lahore.

Chief Justice led a two-judge bench and heard the case at the Lahore registry on illegal encroachment by the Khokhar brothers.

The top judge took notice when the complaint was made by an overseas Pakistani against Khokhar brothers wbo blamed him of grabbing land and building his own properties.

Last year on Dec 25, Afzal Khokhar was arrested by the police and taken to Lahore registry where he was released on post-arrest bail by a judicial magistrate the next day.

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