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Terrorism case: Imran Khan gets interim bail till September 20

Statement should be recorded, court won’t issue direction for that, Judge directs PTI Chairman to join investigation

An anti-terrorism court of Islamabad has extended interim bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan till September 20 in a terrorism case related to threatening female sessions judge.

Babar Awan, Imran Khan’s counsel, asked if the police wanted to investigate or harass PTI Chairman as the reply had already been submitted.

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The judge directed Khan to join the investigation saying that the statement should be filed whether it is done in the bar room or anywhere else. He noted that the court was not issuing any order or direction on the matter.

Judge Raja Jawad Abbas also said that when and where the investigation team should record the statement of Imran Khan, the two parties should decide the place and time as the court will not interfere in this matter.

The prosecution’s lawyer Rizwan Abbasi Advocate said it was a matter of investigation for now.

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PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan had failed to appear before the joint investigation team (JIT) of the police despite being summoned for the third time.

The head of the JIT had issued a summons to Khan for the third time directing him to report to the Margalla Police Station, Islamabad but he did not show up.

The JIT had mentioned that Khan was summoned on September 9 and 10 for investigation and the JIT waited for his arrival at the designated time, but he never showed up.

Although Khan did not appear before the JIT, he had submitted a reply on September 9 through his lawyer stating that the threats issued to a female judge in a rally do not fall under terrorism and the case should be dismissed as he was innocent.

An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad had extended the interim bail of Imran Khan till September.

A case was registered under the anti-terrorism Act for threatening the additional sessions judge and senior officers of the Islamabad Police during a public rally.

The FIR was registered on the complaint of Magistrate Ali Javed in Islamabad’s Margalla Police Station under Section 7 of ATA.



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