Pakistan’s Ex-PM Imran Khan gets 3-day protective bail in Terrorism Case for threatening Police & Judiciary
On Monday, the Islamabad high court granted 3-day protective bail to the Former PM of Pakistan Imran Khan in a terrorism case registered against him for threatening police, judiciary, and other state institutions during a rally in the national capital last week.
According to the copy of the First Information Report (F.I.R.), he was booked under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism). The FIR was lodged at Margalla Police Station of Islamabad on Saturday night.
At the PTI’s rally at F-9 park on Saturday, the former PM had “terrorized and threatened top police officials and a respected female Additional Sessions Judge” with the aim to stop them from performing their functions and abstain from pursuing any action against any individual related to his party, FIR stated.
His speech had spread fear and uncertainty among the police, judges, and the nation, the FIR further stated.
He filed a petition seeking pre-arrest bail from Islamabad high court through his lawyers.
The petition stated that the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was a “target” of the ruling PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) for his fearless criticism, and extremely bold and blunt stance against corruption and corrupt politicians. And to achieve this malicious agenda, acting in a most unfortunate and clumsy manner, a false and frivolous complaint has been registered against him by the Islamabad Capital Territory police at the behest of the incumbent government.
During the proceedings, his lawyer claimed that Imran’s residence has been surrounded and… he cannot even approach the relevant court.
After hearing arguments, the court approved protective bail till August 25 and directed Imran Khan to approach a relevant Anti-terrorism Court by then.