Darul Sehat owners obtain interim bail in Nishwa death case


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday granted interim bail to Darul Sehat Hospital owners, Amir Chishti and Syed Ali Farhan, in the Nishwa death case.

Both the accused approached the SHC after an additional district and sessions court dismissed their bail petition. A bench of the high court granted them bail against a surety bond of Rs50,000 each for ten days.

Chishti and Farhan had left the courtroom without being caught on Tuesday after the judge dismissed their application seeking pre-arrest bail.

Nine-month-old Nishwa was allegedly given wrong medication at the Darul Sehat Hospital on April 7 that paralysed her and led to her death.

The hospital owners Chishti and Farhan along with six absconding and four detained staffers have been booked under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 322 (manslaughter) 337 (Shajjah: causing hurt) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the child’s father Qaiser Ali.

Speaking to the media after the rejection of the suspects’ bail applications, the child’s father, Qaiser Ali had regretted the accused easily escaped from the court as police officials present there didn’t make any effort to arrest them.

He recalled that two other accused in the case had previously escaped from the court premises in a similar manner after the rejection of their bail.

He announced to approach the Supreme Court against the Sindh High Court verdict of de-sealing DUSH.