Islamabad - A local court yesterday granted bail to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Minister, Ali Amin Gandapur in arms and liquor bottle recover case. Additional District and Sessions Judge Sohail Ikram conducted hearing of the bail plea and accepted the same against surety bonds worth of Rs 100,000. The judge also directed the provincial minister who was also present in the court to submit his surety bonds within one week. Ali Amin moved his bail plea through his counsel Raja Arsalan Zaheer and prayed to the court to grant him bail in this matter. The federal police had registered a case against Ali Amin Gandapur on alleged recovery of liquor bottle and arms from his vehicle near Banni Gala, during PTI’s announced lock down of Islamabad. During the hearing, provincial minister’s counsel adopted before the court that arms confiscated from his client’s car were official and the licenses have also been provided to the police.

He also contended before the court that all the sections except two mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR) are bailable offences and therefore, he requested the court to grant bail to his client.  It was October 30 when security personnel claimed to have recovered five Kalashnikov rifles, magazines, tear gas gun, alcohol bottle and 50 slaughtered partridges from Gandapur‘s car near Bani Gala.