The standoff between Dr Kizza Besigye, a former presidential candidate at Rukungiri Court on Wednesday dramatically ended at about 6:30 pm when police officers stormed court premises and plucked him out of his car.

Earlier in the day, Gun wielding police men  sealed off Rukungiri Chief Magistrates Court in a move to possibly rearrest Dr Kizza Besigye and six other people who were earlier in the day charged with 4 cases.

But Court presided over by Julius Barore dropped the murder charges initially slapped on them by Police before granting them a non cash bail of shs 5 million each.

Besigye was re-arrested together with Forum for Democratic Change party Secretary for Mobilisation, Ms Ingrid Turinawe, Patrick Amuriat, a candidate for the party presidency.

The arresting officers dragged the three to a waiting police van that drove them off through Kasensero Road to an unknown destination.

Riot police fired teargas to disperse a group of people who had camped at court since morning when the three secured bail.

Kigezi Regional Police commander, Mr Dennis Namuwoza, who earlier in the day said they wanted to ensure that Dr Besigye and his colleagues do not drive through Rukungiri Municipality, declined to state where Dr Besigye and his colleagues have been taken.

The standoff started minutes after Dr Besigye’s car was driven into the compound to pick him.

A police driver immediately drove to the gate and blocked the gate using a van. Dr Besigye and his colleagues spent the entire day inside the court premises as armed police officers camped outside.