Ali Wazir handed over to CTD police for eight days
Ali Wazir handed over to CTD police for eight days

A Karachi anti-terrorism court (ATC) has granted bail to MNA Ali Wazir in the fourth case on Tuesday.

The ATC has reserved its judgment in the case the other day. The court in its verdict allowed the bail of the MNA on surety of Rs 100,000. The MNA had already granted bail in three other cases previously.

Police has registered a case against MNA Ali Wazir in the Karachi’s Boat Basin police station.

Peshawar police had arrested MNA Ali Wazir on December 2020 after he came out of Archives Hall from attending the function in connection with the sixth anniversary of Army Public School.

Police said that MNA Wazir was booked for making an anti-state speech by the Karachi police and Sindh police had asked the KP home department for the MNA’s detention.

Police said that they had arrested the MNA under section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code to hand him over to Sindh police.

Mr Wazir and other leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement were booked for making anti-state speech in Sohrab Goth police station on December 7.

Mr Wazir was shifted to Karachi on December 19 and shifted to an undisclosed location. ON December 20, ATC granted physical custody of the MNA and three other PTM leaders.

In June 2021, Sindh High Court had turned down MNA Wazir bail application which he had approached after trial court rejected his bail application in February 2021.

The trial court in its judgment noted that review of the MNA speeches showed that they were aimed at creating distrust in state institutions including army, Rangers and police.

In November 2021, Karachi ATC had indicted Mr Wazir and 10 other people for making incendiary speeches against state institutions in Sohrab Gath rally.

PTM leaders including MNA Wazir have been booked sections 147 (rioting), 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of an offense committed in prosecution of common object), 500 (punishment for defamation), 505 (statement conducing to public mischief), and other sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) read with the Section 7 (Punishment for acts of terrorism) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 for making speeches during a rally in Al Asif Square are of Karachi.

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