A POLICEMAN who was seriously injured in a bomb blast in April and was accused of allegedly shooting an anti-government protester with a bird shot during last year's unrest will have to wait a few more days to learn his fate.
The 27-year-old Bahraini, who faces assault charges, is being tried in absentia at the High Criminal Court as he is receiving medical treatment in France.
Defence lawyer Marwa Al Ansari earlier claimed the policeman was due to show up in court at the first hearing on April 27, but was injured three days earlier during the Duraz explosion, which also injured two of his colleagues.
The officers were escorting Civil Defence vehicles that were responding to a fire in a shop in the village when the bomb went off.
The High Criminal Court was supposed to give a ruling yesterday but adjourned the case until Monday for the verdict.