Islamabad, Oct 1 (PTI): A Pakistan Justice of the Peace on Saturday issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Imran Khan in a case about threatening a feminine choose, giving air to hypothesis that he could also be arrested.
Khan addressing a rally on August 20 had used controversial remarks in opposition to Additional District and Sessions Judge, Zeba Chaudhry, and a case was registered in opposition to him with the Margalla Police Station within the capital whereas the Islamabad High Court launched contempt proceedings.
In pursuance of the case, an area Justice of the Peace issued the arrest warrant on the request of the police.
Initially, Khan was booked below terrorism legal guidelines however the costs had been deleted on the directive of the Islamabad High Court and the case was transferred from an anti-terrorism court docket to a traditional classes court docket.
The bail granted to him by the anti-terrorism case additionally turned ineffective after the case was transferred. The police mentioned he didn’t attend the final court docket listening to on the matter and the arrest warrant was issued to make sure his presence.
It was rumoured that the Islamabad police despatched about 300 personnel to arrest Khan from his Banigala residence within the suburbs of Islamabad however the police denied the experiences.
“There is not any fact on this information and it’s baseless,” the Islamabad police mentioned quickly after PTI supporters began to assemble at Banigala in anticipation of any police motion. Police requested the individuals to not “hearken to propaganda”.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah instructed Geo News that Khan was not being arrested and the arrest warrant was routine and bailable.
“It is [for] a bailable crime. There is not any query of arrest,” the inside minister mentioned.
Separately, Khan earlier at this time submitted an affidavit within the IHC within the contempt case for threatening the extra district and classes choose, assuring the court docket that he would by no means do something in future that might harm the dignity of any court docket and the judiciary, particularly the decrease judiciary.
The deposed premier additional mentioned that he’s “prepared to apologise” if the choose thinks that he crossed a “crimson line”. PTI SH AMS
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