Pakistan’s federal capital police booked former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and his shut aide, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, alongwith dozens of supporters in three separate instances pertaining to terrorism, Daybreak reported.
Islamabad police registered 4 separate instances in opposition to PTI leaders, activists and supporters on totally different prices, together with Anti-Terrorism Act, and arrested over two dozen individuals.
The brand new instances got here at a time when Imran Khan is already going through non-bailable arrest warrants within the Toshakhana case.
Within the FIR, registered with Bhara Kahu police station, Hamid Zaman Kiani, Naseem Abbasi, Shaikh Liaqat and Chaudhry Tariq, together with 40 unidentified individuals, had been booked on the costs of making a civil commotion, and 21(i) (assist and abetment), together with Part 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 353 (assault or felony drive to discourage public servant from discharge of his responsibility), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public capabilities), 506 (punishment for felony intimidation) and lots of extra, Daybreak reported.
Circumstances had been registered at Bhara Kahu, Khanna and Tarnol police stations.
The FIR registered at Khanna and Bhara Kahu police stations blamed Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi for the motion of PTI activists. The complainants said that the PTI activists intimidated shopkeepers and forcefully shut down their retailers. The PTI staff introduced that they had been obeying the orders of Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the FIRs added.
On Wednesday, the Islamabad Excessive court docket rejected the PTI chairman’s plea in search of the suspension of non-bailable arrest warrants issued within the Toshakhana case, Geo Information reported.
Extra District and Classes Choose Zafar Iqbal introduced the decision reserved earlier redirecting the authorities involved to arrest the previous prime minister and current him earlier than the court docket on March 18.
On Wednesday morning, the state of affairs at Khan’s Zaman Park residence is seemingly calm following the Lahore Excessive Courtroom’s (LHC) orders of stopping the police operation until 10 am. However when the court docket resumed the listening to on Thursday, it clarified that it has not stopped police from executing the arrest warrants and requested PTI to resolve the continuing difficulty, Geo Information reported.
PTI staff and police clashed for practically 24 hours as Zaman Park just about grew to become a battleground, with the regulation enforcers attempting to get by means of supporters and arrest Khan, who was voted out because the prime minister final April.
Scores of individuals, together with police personnel and PTI staff, had been injured within the course of because the regulation enforcers fired teargas and social gathering supporters resorted to throwing Molotov cocktails.
Authorized proceedings in opposition to Khan started after he was ousted from workplace in a parliamentary vote early final yr. Since then, he has held nationwide protest rallies demanding a snap election, throughout one in every of which he was shot and wounded.
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