WEB DESK – The dysfunctional judicial system of Pakistan and corrupt police once again revealed their faces as the nine-month-old Musa Khan was yet to appear for second time in murder charges before a local court in Lahore.
According to the grandfather of minor baby boy, Muhammad Yasin, the child was sent to Faisalabad after receiving bail from the court on his first hearing.
Musa went to court on April 3, because a police officer filed a case against him and his whole family claiming that they attempted to assassinate him by throwing stones.
Musa was charged with attempted murder along with his father and grandfather after a mob protesting against gas cuts and price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.
“Police are vindictive. Now they are trying to settle the issue on personal grounds, that’s why I sent my grandson to Faisalabad for protection,” Muhammad Yasin told an international news agency.
The baby boy was on bail and due to appear at the next hearing on April 12 but Yasin said he was not sure if he would take him to court for the case.
At his first appearance in court last week, Musa cried while his fingerprints were taken by a court official. Later, the baby sucked on a bottle of milk and tried to grab journalists’ microphones as his grandfather spoke to the media.