DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Minister for Revenue Ali Amin Gandapur on Wednesday has been granted bail after being handed to police for a one-day remand.
The minster of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had allegedly forcibly taken away ballot boxes from a polling station during local bodies elections held on Saturday.
According to the DI Khan police, vote count was under way in Hemath Adda polling station in the morning when the lawmaker, accompanied by his brother Umar Amin Gandapur, a candidate for tehsil nazim, and his armed supporters arrived, picked up the ballot boxes and began putting them in the minister’s car.
Cantt SHO Saifur Rehman who was on duty at the station attempted to stop the minister and his accomplices from entering the station with the help of his police staff, but failed, said a local who witnessed the incident.
DI Khan police officials had laid siege to his residence, after which he was handed to the police on a one-day remand.
Bail was granted to Ali Amin Gandapur on Wednesday by a DI Khan court.