An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday rejected the bail of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s nephew, Barrister Hassaan Khan Niazi, in the case pertaining to lawyers’ attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore last month.
According to ARY News, Niazi turned up late for the hearing, irked by which, ATC Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta cancelled the former’s interim bail, regretting he showed up late despite being a lawyer.
With Niazi then offering an unconditional apology and filing a new bail application, he and nine of his colleagues were granted bail until January 6.
The bail was granted subject to submission of a surety bond worth Rs100,000.
A group of more than 200 lawyers, who had an ongoing “tussle” with the doctors of the PIC, had stormed the hospital last month, vandalised property and damaged dozens of vehicles besides setting a police van on fire.
At least 52 lawyers were arrested and dozens of others booked after the attack during which at least four patients lost their lives.