LAHORE (Staff Report) – The underage son of DSP Lower Mall Naveed Irshad, who killed a motorcyclist in a car accident on Monday, has been released on court orders after his lawyer argued that the accused was on an interim bail at the time of his arrest.
The court ordered police officials no to arrest the accused till November 5.
Earlier this day Talha was produced ‘hand-cuffed’ in the court of Lahore session judge.
During the hearing police officials prayed the court to hand over the accused, Talha, to police on physical remand. The court was informed that police needs more time to interrogate the culprit.
On the occasion, the legal counsel of Talha pleaded court that the accused is an underage and should be treated under juvenile laws. He also informed the court that Talha was on a pre-arrest bail till November 5 but police authorities arrested him violating the court orders.
In a media talk on Wednesday Talha said the accident occusred due to high speed of his car, resulting in the killing of motorcyclist Bilal.
The 15-year old had claimed his innocence earlier, alleging that he was not involved in the crash at all and had heard about it when he woke up the next morning that his name had been sent to the police station.
He had also claimed he had heard that his mother’s relative may have been driving the car and if it was actually him (Talha), then everyone would have been able to see some marks of injury.
A day earlier, following the accident, police chose not to apprehend the culprit.
In an apparent bid to protect Talha, the cops of the concerned police station spent the whole day taking no action.
Eventually, he showed up at the police station on Tuesday voluntarily and surrendered, but made sure to obtain the bail before arrest.