D.I.Khan: A judicial magistrate today handed over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Revenue Minister Ali Ameen Khan Gandapur to police, on a one-day physical remand.

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader is facing three charges, including snatching ballot boxes from the polling staff in Himad area and threatening them and police deployed there. Today Gandapur was presented before Civil Magistrate Number 1 Judge Khalid Mansoor.

Strict security measures were in place inside and outside the court, where a large number of PTI supporters were gathered.

During the hearing the police adopted the stance that Gandapur be handed over to the police on remand, for snatching ballot boxes and threatening the police. The court granted the physical remand of Gandapur to the police for one day.

 Gandapur surrendered himself to the Saddar Police Station on Monday night, after high drama and intervention of the central PTI leadership.

Earlier, following the registration of case against him, Ali Ameen had claimed he had not broken any law. He said he went to a polling station after learning about rigging in the counting of votes after the polling time ended.

“At the polling station, I saw our man’s rival candidates rig electoral process, I took away ballot boxes to check rigging,” he said.

Earlier when Gandapur was being bought to court some, unidentified men fired at his vehicle and fled. However there was no loss of life and no one was hurt. The police have cordoned off the area and have started search for the culprits.