LAHORE - A judicial magistrate Wednesday accepted bail petition of a juggler who is facing a case for possessing a bear in violation of wildlife Act and earning money by showing its dance in the streets.

Muhammad Shahbaz was earning money by showing dance of the bear in the streets. Wildlife Department arrested him from a street in Shahdra area.

On Wednesday, the officials produced the suspect before the court along with the bear confiscated from his possession. The wildlife law officer told the court that Shahbaz violated wildlife Act and therefore, he was taken into custody.

“Bear is wild animal and the law does not allow any citizen to keep bear in his custody and earn money by showing its dance in the streets,” he insisted.

The counsel of the suspect, however, opposed the arguments of the petitioner’s counsel pleading that his client was not aware of the laws. He pleaded the court to release his client on bail.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, the Cantonment courts magistrate released Shahbaz on bail and handed over the bear to Wildlife department.

Claim of Rs 10 million against PIA: Muhammad Hasham, a local resident, has filed a civil suit against Pakistan International Airline (PIA) for offloading him despite the fact his ticket has been confirmed by staff. The petitioner has claimed Rs 10 million as compensation against the official company. In his suit, Mr. Hasham alleges that PIA staff offloaded him when he was on his way to Lahore from Rawalpindi. He says the staff also tortured him and loaded the officials of the airline in his place.

The airline has violated the customer services rules. He has requested the court to order the airline to pay him compensation worth Rs 10 million for humiliating him by torturing and offloading him.