LHC to listen to Imran’s bail petitions in Toshakhana, different instances right now – Pakistan
The Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) will on Monday hear PTI chairman Imran Khan’s bail petitions in three completely different instances pertaining to the Toshakhana Reference, vandalism on the Islamabad judicial advanced and violence exterior the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC).
The previous prime minister’s lawyer, Azhar Siddique, stated that the LHC’s registrar had allotted numbers to the pleas and they might be heard right now.
Nonetheless, Daybreak.com has learnt that the LHC registrar has raised objections on Imran’s plea, saying that full paperwork had not been submitted together with the petitions.
The PTI chief approached the court docket on Sunday after an Islamabad police workforce arrived at his Zaman Park residence to arrest him for skipping proceedings within the Toshakhana case. Nonetheless, it returned empty-handed after Imran evaded the arrest.
The 70-year-old former prime minister, who has been recovering from a gunshot injury from an assassination attempt in Wazirabad final yr, has thrice skipped indictment hearings in an Islamabad classes court docket within the Toshakhana case.
Imran is accused of concealing, in his belongings declarations, particulars of the items he retained from the Toshakhana — a repository the place presents handed to authorities officers from international officers are stored. Officers are legally allowed to retain items supplied they pay a pre-assessed quantity, usually a fraction of the worth of the reward.
Imran was set to be indicted within the Toshakhana Reference on Feb 28, however his lawyer had requested Extra District and Session Decide Zafar Iqbal that he be exempted from the listening to as a result of he needed to seem in a number of different courts. His indictment was deferred twice earlier than.
The decide had then issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran and adjourned the listening to until March 7.
Within the petition filed in LHC yesterday, Imran sought protecting bail within the case for a interval of at the very least 15 days so he may strategy the involved classes court docket in Islamabad.
Vandalism at Islamabad judicial complex
On Feb 28, the Islamabad police registered a case at the Ramna police against Imran and other leaders of the PTI for vandalism at the Islamabad judicial complex during his appearance in court.
The first information report, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, invoked sections 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
It also included Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
In a petition filed in the LHC, Imran prayed that he be granted protective bail in the case, saying that the charges against him were based on “fabricated facts”.
Violence at IHC
The third petition filed in the LHC was pertaining to a case registered against the PTI chief and other party leaders for violence outside the Islamabad High Court during Imran’s appearance on Feb 28.
The FIR stated that PTI supporters had forcefully entered the premises of the IHC and attacked police officers present there while chanting slogans and displaying weapons.
The complaint, registered at the Ramna police station, also included terrorism sections.