Imran moves IHC for pre-arrest bail following terrorism charges

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday has filed an application for a pre-arrest bail in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) after he was charged with terrorism for threatening an additional sessions court judge.

The pre-arrest bail application, filed by lawyers Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry, maintained that Imran had no past criminal record.

It requested that the high court approve the application, and stated that the former premier was ready for any investigation involved in the case.

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Contrariwise, according to sources at the registrar's office, the RO raised three objections to Imran Khan's application for protective bail. The office claimed that Imran did not get his biometrics done, came to the high court instead of approaching an anti-terrorism court, and that a certified copy of the terrorism case against him was not provided to the office.

Imran booked for terrorism

On Sunday, deposed prime minister Imran Khan was booked in a terrorism case on the complaint of Islamabad Saddar Magistrate Ali Javed for threatening the additional sessions judge of the federal capital, Zeba Chaudhry.

The first information report (FIR) was lodged with the Margalla police station at 10 pm, following a speech of Imran Khan at the PTI rally in F9 Park a day earlier. The FIR also carries Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

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The FIR was lodged hours before another Islamabad police station received a written complaint from a resident of G-11/2 for lodging a case against Imran over making hate-speeches, and inciting rebellion against the army, police and judiciary.

The FIR lodged by the Margalla police said that the PTI chief threatened the additional sessions judge of Islamabad with a view to terrorise the high officials of the police and the judiciary, so that they could not fulfil their duties and refrain from taking action against the former ruling party due to fear of Imran.

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