Islamabad:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today (Sunday) granted interim pre-arrest bail to PTI Chairman Imran Khan till October 7 in a contempt case lodged against him.
The case was launched against him for his controversial remarks against Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry during a rally in Islamabad on August 20.
The IHC approved the pre-arrest bail plea against Rs10,000 surety bonds as the court opened on Sunday.
The petition was filed by Babar Awan on behalf of the PTI chairman, a day after a magistrate of Islamabad’s Margalla Police Station issued an arrest warrant for Imran Khan in the contempt case.
During the course of the proceedings, IHC Judge Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani directed Imran Khan to appear before the concerned court.
The FIR registered against Khan includes four sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), including 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 189 (threat of injury to public servant), and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).
It is pertinent to mention here that former Premier Imran Khan also visited office of additional Deputy district and session Judge Zeba Chaudhry yesterday to seek apology to her but she was not available.
On August 23, a larger bench of the IHC issued a show-cause notice to Khan after taking up contempt of court proceedings against him for threatening the judge.