73 protesters arrested from Faizabad sit-in released on bail

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ATC releases 73 protesters of Faizabad sit-in on bail

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday released on 73 protesters on bail who were arrested from the 20-day sit-in staged by members of religious parties in the capital.
ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand heard the bail applications of the arrested protesters and approved the bail applications of 73 detainees.
The judge also extended the judicial remand of 47 protesters and an identity parade will be held for them who have been shifted to Adiala Jail.
The court ordered the released protesters to submit surety bonds worth Rs10,000.
Among the released protesters, 41 were held at Aabpara police station, 16 at Khanna police station and 16 at I-9 police station.
Authorities had begun releasing protesters arrested during the operation at Faizabad on Monday, hours after the sit-in was called off by the protest leaders.
Punjab Rangers DG Maj Gen Azhar Naveed oversaw the release of protesters and gave Rs1,000 to each released protester as fare for their travel.

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