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Pakistan anti-terrorism court docket grants interim bail to Imran Khan in terrorism case

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Imran Khan was booked beneath the Anti-Terrorism Act for “threatening” a feminine decide and senior law enforcement officials at a public rally in Islamabad

Imran Khan was booked beneath the Anti-Terrorism Act for “threatening” a feminine decide and senior law enforcement officials at a public rally in Islamabad

An anti-terrorism court docket in Pakistan on Thursday granted interim bail until September 1 to ousted prime minister Imran Khan in a terrorism case registered towards him for threatening police, judiciary, and different state establishments throughout a rally within the capital final week.

Decide Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan of the anti-terrorism court docket right here granted bail to the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) celebration until September 1 towards a surety of Rs 1,00,000. Mr. Khan’s bail plea was filed within the court docket on Thursday previous to his arrival, with the petitioner contending that the terrorism case towards him was registered by police as an “act of revenge”.

As there was a risk of his arrest, Mr. Khan’s celebration had known as on supporters to “come out on the streets after which head to Islamabad the following day” if he’s taken into custody. Safety was tight across the Federal Judicial Advanced, the place the listening to was held, with police and Frontier Corps personnel deployed on the web site. Roads within the complicated’s environment had been additionally blocked.

Imran Khan, 69, was booked beneath Part 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism) on Sunday for “threatening” a feminine decide and senior law enforcement officials at a public rally in Islamabad a day earlier.

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In his tackle, Mr. Khan had threatened to file circumstances towards prime police officers, a girl Justice of the Peace, Election Fee of Pakistan and political opponents over the remedy meted out to his aide Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested on costs of sedition. On the rally, he had warned the judiciary towards its “biased” perspective in direction of his celebration, saying that it ought to brace itself for the results.

The previous prime minister had additionally warned further district and classes decide Zeba Chaudhry, who had permitted the two-day bodily remand of his aide Gill on the request of the capital police in a sedition case, that she, too, would face dire penalties.

The PTI chief had threatened to file circumstances towards Islamabad’s inspector normal of police and deputy inspector normal of police, saying, “We received’t spare you.” On Monday, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom granted him protecting bail for 3 days with the path to hunt bail from the classes court docket earlier than the expiry of the three-day interval. The FIR towards Mr. Khan stated that his speech had unfold concern and uncertainty among the many police, judges and the nation.

Speaking to media outdoors the court docket after the listening to, Mr. Khan stated that Pakistan had change into a “laughing inventory” on this planet, including that the case was being reported internationally, with Pakistan being portrayed as a “banana republic”.

“Our celebration member Shahbaz Gill was subjected to torture and sexual abuse, and in response, I stated I’d take authorized motion towards law enforcement officials involved and a Justice of the Peace who despatched him again to police on a remand regardless of the torture being confirmed. However, satirically, a terror case was filed towards me,” he stated.

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By- The Hindu

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