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AML chief Sheikh Rashid arrested in May 9 case

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has been arrested from outside a courtroom after his bail was rejected in a case related to the May 9 riots, reported on Tuesday.

A case was registered against Rashid for vandalism at the Metro bus station situated at Sixth Road in Rawalpindi. The former interior minister is being shifted to New Town Police Station.

The hearing of the riots-related cases was adjourned till January 25.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi granted bail to the politico and other accused in the General Headquarters (GHQ) attack case. The case had been lodged at the A R Bazaar Police Station against the accused.

In another development today, the court also approved bail of nominated persons including the politico in a case related May 9 riots, that erupted across the country after the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder.

Prior to this development, the senior politician, who emerged as one of the strong allies of incarcerated former premier Imran Khan during his entire tenure, and other accused had secured interim bails in 9 out of 13 cases from the ATC in Rawalpindi.