Ali Amin Gandapur gets post-arrest bail

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PTI leader Ali Amin Gandapur was granted post-arrest bail on Tuesday by an Islamabad district and sessions court. Gandapur was detained earlier this month in connection with a case involving threatening national institutions.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Sikandar Khan announced the decision, which had been reserved on Monday. Additionally, the judge ordered the PTI leader to present two surety bonds of Rs. 0.3 million each.

Former federal minister Gandapur was apprehended last week outside the Dera Ismail Khan Bench of the Peshawar High Court. He was turned over to the Golra police in Islamabad, but Bhakkar police afterwards took control of him.

The PTI politician was the subject of a first information report (FIR) filed with the Golra police, which cited an audio clip in which he is allegedly heard making disparaging remarks about the federal coalition, shouting threats at government employees, and inciting the populace against the government.

Sher Afazl Khan, the attorney for Gandapur, stated Wednesday during the hearing that his client had never incited a group against the state or incited the populace against the government. He said that as it is the responsibility of the state to record such FIRs, the magistrate was not authorized to file the charge accusing the PTI leader of mutiny.