JUI-F's Mufti Kifayatullah accused of inciting public freed on bail

06:32 PM | 31 Oct, 2019
JUI-F's Mufti Kifayatullah accused of inciting public freed on bail
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ISLAMABAD - The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday granted bail Mufti Kifayat­ullah, a firebrand leader of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), in a case related to anti-state provocative speech.

Kifayat­ullah was arrested by the Islamabad police on Sunday on charges of making inflammatory statements against the state institution and inciting people to join the JUI-F-led protest rally against the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which they claim came into power through rigged elections.

A two-member bench of the high court, comprising Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice Shakeel Ahmad heard the bail petition and ordered the release of the JUI-F leader.

He has been detained at Haripur Central Jail and will be freed once the authorities will get the court orders regarding his bail.

He would participate in the so-called Azadi March, which is about to reach the federal capital, once he is released from the jail.