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S
Sabah
February 16, 2020

PTM chief granted bail in another 3 sedition cases

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S
Sabah
February 16, 2020

TANK: A sessions court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tank district on Saturday granted bail to the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief, Manzoor Pashteen, in two cases of sedition while he was also granted bail in a similar case by a Dera Ismail Khan court, PTM lawyers confirmed.

Pashteen’s bail applications in two other cases also pertaining to sedition were approved by the DI Khan court last Saturday. The MNA and PTM’s senior leader, Mohsin Dawar, also confirmed the development saying Pashteen will be released from jail once legal formalities are completed.

Pashteen was arrested on January 27 in Peshawar’s Shaheen Town and sent to Peshawar Central Jail on a 14-day judicial remand by a magistrate. A day after his arrest, a Peshawar court had rejected the PTM leader’s bail plea and ordered his transfer to DI Khan where he is currently imprisoned.

Dawar told media that police had registered five cases against Pashteen prior to his arrest in Peshawar saying that the DI Khan court had accepted his bail applications in three cases.

The additional district and sessions judge, Tank, granted the PTM leader bail against two personal sureties and a surety bond worth Rs100,000, PTM lawyer Farhad Afridi told media. “We are trying to complete the legal formalities as soon as possible, he said, adding that if they are unable to complete the legal procedure today (Saturday) then Pashteen will be released on Monday,” he said.

The lawyer added that the PTM is holding a public gathering today (Sunday), and if Pashteen is released on Saturday, he will definitely join the jalsa.

Initially, Pashteen was arrested in a case registered against him at DI Khan’s City Police Station under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) 124 (sedition), and 123A (condemning the creation of the country and advocating the abolishment of its sovereignty) of the Pakistan Penal Code.