A local court of Dera Ismail Khan on Friday sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Ali Amin Gandapur to central jail on six-day judicial remand, ensuring his presence in separate cases filed by Islamabad and Punjab police.
The former federal minister and PTI central leader was produced before the judicial magistrate after he was arrested in the city on Thursday.
However, accepting his plea, the judicial magistrate Mazhar Ali rejected the two cases registered by DI Khan police against him. He also rejected the plea of Islamabad and Punjab police seeking physical custody of the PTI leader in separate cases registered against him.
The judicial magistrate directed the representatives of both Islamabad and Punjab police to fulfill and complete the required documentation for further hearing proceedings.
Today Strict security measures were made at the court premises when Ali Amin Gandapur presented in front of judicial Magistrate.
Remember that, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Amin Gandapur arrested in Dera Ismail (DI) Khan following a five-hour-long standoff outside the court’s premises.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Mansoor Arshad has imposed Section 144 Cr. PC in the district with immediate effect to ensure a peaceful environment in the district.
The police team headed by District Police Officer (DPO) Dera shifted Ali Amin Gandapur to an unknown location. The former federal minister was present in the premises of High Court for almost 5 hours.
“I don’t know anything[about FIRs] [first information reports]… they are saying that the FIRs are registered against me and my arrest is required,” he said while speaking to the media before his arrest.
The PTI leader claimed that the police were arresting him “illegally” and also carried out raids at his residence.
Gandapur said he voluntarily surrendered to the authorities because he did not want to cause any mayhem at the court premises.
According to details, the police arrested the PTI leader from the premises of Peshawar High Court Dera bench. Ali Amin voluntarily surrendered to the police outside the Peshawar High Court, DI Khan bench where he went to secure bail in the cases registered against him on different charges including terrorism.
According to a notification issued here by the DC office, a ban has been imposed on unlawful assembly of five or more than five persons in public places, pillion-riding and use of tinted glasses in vehicles for 11 days.
The order aimed at ensuring public safety by preventing breach of peace would come into force immediately and remain enforced from April 6 to 16, it added.
PTI Condemns Gandapur Arrest
PTI leadership strongly condemned the arrest, terming the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government in the centre a “fascist” administration.
PTI chief Imran Khan has condemned the arrest of his party leader, saying, “complete law of the jungle prevails in Pakistan”.
“PDM & handlers have a one point agenda – that is to go after PTI workers & leadership. It was decided preemptively to arrest Ali Amin Gandapur despite bails. But they will still be decimated in the elections InshaAllah,” he wrote on his Twitter handle while posting the video of Gandapur’s counsel.
In the video, the PTI leader’s lawyer said district police officer (DPO) told the sessions judge that they had to arrest Gandapur “at all cost whether there is any case against him or not”.
The counsel further claimed that the DPO was ready to face the contempt notice when the judge informed him that Gandapur had been granted bail.