Monday Jul 26, 2021
GUJRANWALA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Atta Tarar and three other supporters of the party were granted interim bail by a local court in Gujranwala on Monday.
According to Atta Tarar’s counsel, local magistrate Asif Khan granted bail to the PML-N leader and three other arrested activists of the party today.
The PML-N’s leaders had said that Alipur Chatha police had arrested Ata Tarar with scores of his supporters.
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz had also taken to Twitter to condemn the arrests.
Talking to journalist after the interim bail, Atta Tarar said that he had been arrested on the directives of PM Imran Khan and the principal secretary of Punjab’s chief minister. The PML-N leader maintained that he had been asked yesterday night to contact Punjab CM’s Principal Secretary Tahir Khursheed.
Atta Tarar said that he was being politically victimized. Giving details of the incident, Tarar said that police had arrested only PML-N’s workers after a clash among the workers of his party and PTI in the area.
It is pertinent to mention here that the PML-N leader along with his three supporters had been arrested on Sunday when they were staging a protest demonstration outside the Alipur Chatha police station against the detentions of some of PML-N activists.
Police said that Atta Tarar and three other PML-N activists had been arrested on the charges of attacking on the police station, threatening police personnel and tearing their uniforms. 24 people were nominated in the case, the police added.