Elahi’s arrest-release drama far from over


Back in custody
For second consecutive day, Parvez Elahi re-arrested by Punjab ACE shortly after court discharged him
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi was arrested again on Saturday just a few minutes after a Gujranwala court discharged him in two corruption cases.
This is the second time that the PTI leader has been re-arrested by the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) after a court granted him relief.
Minutes before the arrest, a local court had discharged the PTI president in the two corruption cases registered against him in Gujranwala’s anti-corruption police station for allegedly taking kickbacks in the development funds allocated for the construction of roads in Gujrat.
This time, the PTI leader has been re-arrested in a case registered against him for the alleged illegal recruitment in the Punjab Assembly when he was the speaker.

A day earlier, the PTI leader was arrested in a similar fashion outside a Lahore court.
The court had ordered release of the PTI leader in connection with a case involving Rs70 million corruption in development funds allocated for the Gujrat district.
But, minutes later he was re-arrested in a corruption case registered against him in Gujranwala by the Punjab ACE.
After the arrest, the PTI leader was brought to ACE’s regional office in Gujranwala this morning and presented before Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Afzal.