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Sindh House attack: Two PTI MNAs arrested after court rejects bail

A large number PTI workers attacked the Sindh House in Islamabad. Source; FILE.

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed the interim bail two PTI MNAs accused of being involved in the Sindh House attack.

IHC judge Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri heard the case and revoked the pre-arrest interim bail of MNAs Attaullah Niazi and Faheem Khan and two other PTI workers, Syed Sadaqat Ali Sherazi and Tanveer Ahmed Khan,

During the hearing today, complainant Jamal Mandokhail’s counsel and the defendants’ lawyer presented their arguments before the court.

After hearing the arguments of both sides, the court cancelled the pre-arrest bail of the PTI members.  They were taken into custody by the police from outside the court’s premises.

Earlier, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had directed Islamabad police chief to submit a fresh report on Sindh House attack. Inspector General Police Niazullah Niazi submitted a report stating that a PTI worker named Tauseef Khan has been taken into custody again while some suspects hail from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh.

Police had lodged an FIR against 13 PTI workers excluding the MNAs for attacking the Sindh House. The names of two PTI MNAs were added after a complaint by PPP lawmakers.

On March 18, after around two dozen dissident PTI MNAs moved to the Sindh House when enraged party workers resorted to violence as they barged inside the lodge.

A large number PTI workers participated in the demonstration, chanting slogans against the defecting PTI MNAs and in favour of the then prime minister Imran Khan’s support.

Following the incident, Attaullah Niazi, Faheem Khan and 12 PTI members were arrested by the Islamabad Police for taking part in the protest.

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