Irfan Siddiqui, a close aide to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was released from Adiala jail on Sunday, after a magistrate granted him bail.
Siddiqui was arrested during a late Friday night raid at his residence in the federal capital for not informing police while renting out his house under the tenancy law and was shifted to the Crime Investigation Agency police station after being kept at the Ramna police station of Islamabad for some time. He was produced before a magistrate in handcuffs Saturday. Assistant Commissioner Mehreen Baloch sent him to Adiala jail on a 14-day judicial remand, while his lawyers filed a plea for bail but on Sunday, she approved his bail against surety bonds of Rs20,000. His tenant Javed Iqbal, who was sent to prison along with him,