KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee’s senior member Amir Khan was released on Tuesday one day after Anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted him bail.
He was released after completing legal requirements and the submission of surety bonds of at least Rs1 million.
The ATC on Monday had granted him bail in a case consisting of the charges to incite terrorism and harbouring crooks. The ATC-2 had asked Amir to pay Rs1 million in surety bonds which was submitted today.
He was also directed by the court to not leave the country without permission.
Amir Khan long with dozens of other suspects was picked up by the Rangers in a pre-dawn raid on and in the surrounding of the party headquarters Nine Zero in Azizabad on March 11.
The paramilitary force, while putting them under 90-day preventive detention, had informed the court that they had solid information about their alleged hands in criminal activities pertaining to target killing and terrorism.
On June 4, the Rangers handed over Amir Khan to the police after registering a case against him and others for allegedly harbouring criminals and exploiting them for terrorist activities and the following day he was remanded in police custody for a week.