Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Umar Daraz, Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli gets bail

Narada Desk | February 27, 2016 3:43 pm Print
Pakistani citizen Umar Daraz

Pakistani citizen Umar Daraz

Islamabad: The Pakistani fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, who was arrested for hoisting an Indian flag, was granted bail by a court in the country’s Punjab province.

The additional district and sessions court in Okara admitted the bail plea of Umer Daraz, who has been behind the bars for over a month, Dawn online reported.

Daraz was arrested on January 25 for hoisting an Indian flag on the rooftop of his house, Dawn online reported.

A magistrate, Aneeq Anwer, had rejected his bail plea on February 18.

Later, a fresh bail plea was filed in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Asadullah Siraj.

On Friday, the court admitted Daraz’s bail plea and ordered him to furnish a surety bond of Rs.50,000.

By the time the hearing ended, it was time for the court time to rise so Daraz will submit the bond on Saturday and get bail.