Accused in Ranjit Sindh statue vandalization case gets bail

By: News Desk      Published: 03:39 PM, 20 Aug, 2021
Accused in Ranjit Sindh statue vandalization case gets bail
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A court in Lahore has granted bail to a member of banned political party who allegedly vandalized the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

The accused who was identified as Rizwan from Mandi Bahauddin and was arrested on Tuesday last was produced in the court on Friday.

During the court proceedings, the investigation officer asked the court whether there was any objections against sending the accused on judicial remand. 

Meanwhile, the accused’s lawyer told the court the police have completed their investigation and have recovered a hammer from Rizwan. 

Rizwan’s lawyer also appealed to the court that the provisions under which the first investigation report (FIR) was registered were bailable and requested the court to grant bail to his client. 

The magistrate, declaring the offence as bailable, granted bail to the accused against surety bonds of Rs50,000.

This is the third time the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been vandalized since 2019, first act of vandalism took place when two men struck it with wooden rods. Second time in 2020, a man broke off one arm of the statue.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan directed the officials to arrest those responsible for vandalizing Maharaja Ranjit Singh's statue.