PTI MPA sent to prison, another granted bail.

KARACHI -- A judicial magistrate on Monday remanded in judicial custody Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Rabistan Khan, who was arrested for allegedly beating up a rival Pakistan Peoples Party candidate during the local government (LG) elections in Gulshan-i-Maymar on Sunday.

MPA Khan, along with 50 to 60 party workers, was booked for allegedly beating up his PPP's Hilal Rehmani and his supporters outside a polling station after the polling had ended.

On Monday, the investigating officer (IO) produced the held lawmaker before the judicial magistrate (West) to seek his physical remand in police custody for questioning.

However, Mr Khan's counsel vehemently oppoAsed the IO's request for remanding him in police custody, arguing that his client was severely beaten up by around 12 men of the rival PPP candidate.

Arguing that his client was not feeling well and needed medical treatment, he requested the magistrate to remand his client in judicial custody.

Turning down the IO's request for police remand, the magistrate sent him to prison on judicial remand.

Meanwhile, a judicial magistrate (East) granted bail to another PTI lawmaker, Adeel Ahmed, who was arrested for allegedly attempting to snatch ballot papers from a presiding officer at a polling station in Shah Faisal Colony.

The magistrate told the lawmaker to furnish a surety of...

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