LAHORE - A division bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed pre-arrest bail petition filed by an accused alleged involved in raping a student of 10th class.   The counsel of the accused told the bench that his client was implicated in the case as the rape charge was result of an old enmity with the complainant party. He asked the court to grant bail against furnishing of surety bonds.

However, an investigation officer of District Vehari police told the court that it had been proven that the suspect had raped student of 10th class. After hearing both sides, the bench dismissed the bail in the light of the prosecution report. Police took the accused into custody as he came out of the court premises.

In another case, Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed District Coordination Officer and Capital City Police Officer to submit replies in a petition challenging illegal construction of multi-storey commercial buildings inside walled city in violation of a stay order.  The court adjourned hearing till Feb 13.  Asif Ali Mirza, the petitioner, stated that construction of high-rise buildings was rampant inside walled city in violation of the settled rules and laws.   Despite several orders by the courts, the illegal constructions were continued, he said. He leaded that the haphazard and illegal construction and commercial activities within the walled city of Lahore was illegal, unconstitutional. He prayed the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the authorities for not stopping commercial activities and construction of multi-storey -rise buildings inside the walled city.