Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and founder of PTI, Imran Khan on Thursday has managed to secure a pre-arrest bail in a case which has been filed against him under the anti-terror act. The former PM was booked for alleged booked for threatening Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry and the police chief of Islamabad during an address last week.
The interim bail till September 1 has been granted to the PTI leader after he appeared before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad.
Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan of the anti-terrorism court allowed the bail against a surety of Rs 100,000.
Ahead of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) chief’s appearance before the court, security was tightened at the Federal Judicial Complex.
Former Prime Minister, Khan had earlier secured a protective bail from the Islamabad High Court till today.
The police had earlier filed a case against the PTI chairman under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act following his comments that were perceived as threatening the judge and the capital police chief. The comments were made during a public rally in Islamabad on August 20.
The rally was meant to show solidarity towards his chief of staff, Shahbaz Gill, after claims that he was tortured in custody.
Imran had added at the rally that he would “not spare” the Islamabad inspector-general and deputy inspector-general, warning that cases would be filed against them for subjecting Gill to alleged inhuman torture.
Imran had moved the court via his lawyers seeking pre-arrest bail in the terrorism case. The pre-arrest bail plea contended that the case was filed based on “surmises and conjectures.”
The plea added that there was no proof against the Former PM and that there was also no “direct or indirect” proof available against Imran in the case.
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