PTI leaders granted bail in Korangi rally case

The court allowed the bail against a surety bond of Rs 10,000 each.

Our Correspondent June 25, 2024
PTI Party flag PHOTO:Express


The court of Judicial Magistrate East, Karachi City Court, has granted bail to the accused in a case related to violence while organising a peaceful rally demanding the release of the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan.

The court allowed the bail against a surety bond of Rs 10,000 each. The accused include PTI Karachi General Secretary Arsalan Khalid, Additional General Secretary Rizwan Niazi, and Wali Mughiri.

In its verdict, the court observed that the provisions imposed on the accused are bailable.

The defence lawyer argued that neither the weapons were recovered from the vehicle nor any separate case was registered regarding the arms. The prosecution failed to present any evidence linking the accused to violence or harm toward anyone.

The defence lawyer contended that Section 506 was wrongly applied in the case, and the police registered a false and baseless case.

At the same time, another group was conducting a rally, but no action was taken against them, the defence mentioned and requested the court to approve the bail application.

After hearing the arguments, the court reserved its decision.

Later, at a press conference, PTI Sindh President Haleem Adil Shaikh stated that the bail has been granted for lack of evidence. He alleged that the police took brutal action to suppress the voice of peaceful rally and arrested PTI leaders without any justification.

Haleem expressed optimism that the 'dark night of oppression' is nearing its end. Our leader is in jail and our peaceful protest and struggle for the release of our leader will continue.

Addressing the press, Rizwan Niazi remarked, if the police show the same zeal and take action against street criminals and bandits, the city would become a peaceful place. Instead, he claimed that the police are solely focused on arresting PTI leaders, workers and supporters.


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