Islamabad (November 14, 2017): An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan after he appeared before the court which had declared him proclaimed offender in SSP torture and other case.
Imran surrendered himself before the ATC, which had issued non-bailable warrants against him and declared him a proclaimed offender as he had not appeared in a single hearing.
The ATC approved the PTI chairman’s bail for Rs200,000 in each case. The hearing was then adjourned until November 24.
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Speaking to the media, Imran said said that he was booked in terrorism case for peaceful protest against rigging in 2014.
The court ATC is hearing three cases regarding the attack on the then Islamabad Operations SSP Asmatullah Junejo and state buildings during the 2014 protest sit-in by PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).
Imran and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri are facing charges of destroying property in the Red Zone, attacking the state TV channel’s building and injuring SSP Junejo.In August 2014, violence broke out in the federal capital when PTI and PAT supporters attempted to break a police cordon and storm the PM House, using cranes to remove barricades.
The clashes between police and protesters resulted in the deaths of three people and caused injuries to over 560. Of the injured, 77 were security officials deployed in the Red Zone, including SSP Junejo.