Nawaz’s adviser Irfan Siddiqui granted bail

ISLAMABAD 28th July: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s special adviser, Irfan Siddiqui, was granted bail on Sunday, a day after a judicial magistrate sent him to Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a tenant agreement case.
Judicial Magistrate Mehreen Baluch approved Siddiqui and his tenant Javed Iqbal’s bail against a sum of Rs20,000.

Following the order, the legal team representing the veteran writer and columnist departed for Adiala to secure his release. The interior ministry has also confirmed that Siddiqui will soon be released from prison.
Siddiqui and Iqbal were arrested on Friday night and a case was registered against them under Section 188 PPC for violating the Tenancy Act.

On Saturday, Siddiqui and Iqbal were presented in the court of judicial magistrate Mehreen Baluch in handcuffs. The former adviser’s counsel contended that Siddiqui was arrested over a house agreement that he never signed, as the house belongs to his son.

However, the magistrate had approved a 14-day judicial remand of both accused and they were consequently transferred to Adiala Jail.
The house was rented on a monthly rent of Rs170,000 with a security deposit of Rs340,000.

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