The court granted bail to PML-N leader Ata Tarar


Gujranwala: A Gujranwala court on Monday granted interim bail to senior PML-N leader Ata Tarar and three other party supporters.

According to Atta Tarar’s lawyer, local magistrate Asif Khan today granted bail to the PML-N leader and three other party workers.

PML-N had said that Tarar along with his supporters had been arrested by Alipur Chatha police.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz also took to Twitter to condemn the arrests.

Talking to reporters after the interim bail, Tarar alleged that he had been arrested on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Principal Secretary to the Punjab Chief Minister. The PML-N leader claimed that he had been asked to contact Punjab Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Tahir Khurshid last night.

Atta Tarar said he was being targeted politically. Giving details of the incident, Tarar said that the police had arrested only PML-N workers after a clash between his party and PTI workers in the area.

It may be mentioned here that the PML-N leader was arrested along with three of his supporters on Sunday when he went to the Alipur Chatha police station to protest against the detention of some PML-N workers. They were protesting outside.

Ata Tarar and three other PML-N activists were arrested on charges of attacking a police station, threatening policemen and tearing their uniforms, police said. Police added that 24 people had been named in the case.

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