PTI’s Ali Muhammad Khan released after 80 days

According to his lawyer, former MNA was arrested eight times and kept behind bars for 80 days.

MARDAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Muhammad Khan has been released from Central Jail Mardan after 80 days. Earlier in the day, PTI leader Ali Muhammad Khan secured bail in a case related to his arrest under 3 MPO.

A two-member bench of Justice Aijaz Anwar and Justice Fazal Subhan took up the plea of PTI leader. After initial arguments, the court approved bail of Ali Muhammad Khan and ordered his immediate release. The court also summoned deputy commissioner Mardan to the next hearing of the case on August 8.

Following the PHC directives, Khan was released from jail and he went away in a vehicle without being arrested again today. According to his lawyer, the former MNA was arrested eight times and kept behind bars for 80 days.

Ali Mohammad was first arrested by the Secretariat police on May 11 under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order Order (MPO) in connection with the violence that took place on May 9 — the day violent protests broke across the country following PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest.

“But despite getting bail, he was arrested seven times by the anti-corruption establishment in Mardan in several cases,” his lawyer claimed.

The lawyer said his client was granted bail in a corruption case by a Peshawar sessions court on Wednesday against surety bonds of Rs200,000. However, immediately after the court granted his release, Ali Mohammad was re-arrested under 3-MPO (Maintenance of Public Order) for one week on the orders of the Mardan deputy commissioner.

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