The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday granted bail to PTI leader Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case registered over his comments about armed forces.

A bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the order after hearing arguments from prosecution and defence teams.

Earlier this month, Gill, who is also chief staff officer of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, filed a post-arrest bail petition with the high court through is counsel Faisal Chaudhry.

He had made SHO Kohsar police station, magistrate Ghulam Murtaza and others respondents in the case.

The petition stated Shahbaz Gill was arrested by Islamabad police on August 9, adding that medical boards of PIMS Hospital and Adiala Jail in their reports on August 17 confirmed torture on him.

He also argued that the case against him is based on political enmity and ill intentions. He pleaded the court to grant him bail until the sedition case against him is concluded.

Gill was arrested on August 9 in Islamabad after a sedition case was filed against him for inciting mutiny within the Pakistan Army.

In late August, a case also was registered against him after weapon was recovered from his residence in the Parliament Lodges during a police raid conducted as part of the investigation into the sedition case.

He has already secured bail in the arms recovery case.