Balochistan MPA Majeed Khan Achakzai, who was in police custody for his involvement in traffic police officer Haji Attaullah’s death, was released on bail from Quetta’s district jail on Friday.
In June, Haji Attaullah was seriously wounded in a traffic accident, eventually succumbing to his injuries. The legislator’s vehicle was speeding and rammed into the traffic sergeant who was on duty at Quetta’s GPO Chowk, the police had said.
Although the MPA was acquitted in a vehicle tampering case regarding the same incident earlier this month, the case concerning the death of the traffic sergeant is ongoing in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) as it was registered under Section 322 (punishment for murder) of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
The ATC judge ordered the release of the legislator and ordered his counsel to submit surety bonds worth half a million rupees.