LAHORE: Infamous ‘encounter specialist’ and former police inspector Abid Boxer’s bail on Saturday was extended till September 4 in fraud cases by a local court.
Boxer’s counsel Azar Latif Khan appeared with the accused in Justice Rehmat Ali’s court.
During the hearing, Boxer’s counsel told the court that Boxer had been named in ten cases pertaining to kidnapping and attempted murder, and requested the court to extend the bail.
Advocate Khan also claimed that the cases against the former inspector were fraudulent.
Earlier on July 20, Abid was given interim bail in 10 cases, including two robbery cases and a murder case, after he submitted surety bonds worth Rs100,000 each till August 4.
WHO IS ABID BOXER?
Abid Hussain joined the police department in 1988 as an assistant sub-inspector. He was later promoted to the rank of inspector. He fled Pakistan in 2008 after the police lodged cases against him under murder, attempted murder, fraud and forgery charges.
The murder case that forced Hussain to flee Pakistan was lodged against him at Qila Gujjar Singh police station after the death of a retired army brigadier, Naseem Ashraf. Ashraf’s wife had lodged the case accusing the former inspector of killing her husband. She alleged that Hussain had wanted to grab a cinema owned by the retired brigadier in 2008.
The complainant later died under mysterious circumstances and it was suspected that she too was killed at the behest of Boxer.
In February, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan had alleged that the former inspector had confessed to killing people on the instructions of then-Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif.
“Police never kill people until and unless a CM orders or grants permission to kill people,” he had quoted Abid as saying.
“Abid Boxer fled to Dubai as Shahbaz wanted to kill him because he could expose the CM,” Khan had alleged.