LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday accepted bail petition of Shaukatullah Bangash, son of PPP senator Saifullah Bangash, allegedly involved in Rs980 million fraud case.

Justice Mahmood Maqbool Bajwa held the proceedings. The judge granted bail to the accused against furnishing of two surety bonds of Rs200,000 each.

Shaukatullah Bangh filed the bail petition and submitted that he had nothing to with the reference made by NAB. The petitioner’s counsel told the bench NAB arrested his client but could not establish his involvement in the case.

The counsel said NAB accused his client of defrauding public with respect to a property in Liberty (Qasar-i-Zauq), whereas, record of the reference showed Bangash as one of the victims of the said scam. He asked the court to release his client on bail.

The bureau’s counsel stated that the petitioner was arrested on the basis of cogent evidences. He said investigation was in progress and more facts were being revealed.