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Imran Khan gets interim bail till September 12 in terrorism case

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has extended the bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan till September 12 on a surety bond of Rs100,000 in a terrorism case.

Imran Khan arrived at the ATC to appear in a hearing pertaining to a terrorism case against him for making “threatening” remarks against a woman judge and police officials.

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The hearing was presided over by Judge Raja Jawad Abbas amid tight security. The bail on the new provisions was granted against a surety bond of Rs100,000.

The judge said that the final arguments would be heard in the next hearing on September 12.

During the hearing earlier today, Babar Awan appeared before the court at 10:00am. The court remarked that Imran Khan would have to appear before the court in person, to which Awan argued that the Islamabad Police had informed the PTI leader that his life was in danger. He warned that if anything happened to his client the higher police officials would be responsible.

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The judge questioned the prosecutor if the terrorism charges were registered without a crime, maintaining that the court was typically informed of the weapons involved.

The ATC judge also noted that 7-ATA was added to the FIR. “You have to prove which Kalashnikov was used in the attack and the attack was carried out by wearing which suicide jacket,” the judge asked the prosecutor. The prosecutor requested to bring the suspect after which he would start arguments.

Tight security arrangements were made. The police blocked the way to the court by installing barbed wire and banned the entry of irrelevant people.

Replying the questions of media personnel after the hearing, Imran said that he was becoming more dangerous every day.



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