Imran Khan & PTI Leaders Booked on Terror Charges for Vandalism at Judicial Complex
Several leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), including its chairman Imran Khan, have been charged in connection with vandalism at the judicial complex in the capital city, Islamabad. The case was registered at the counter-terrorism department (CTD) police station under various sections of crimes including Section 7 (punishment for acts of terrorism) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997. Other PTI leaders named in the FIR include Ali Amin Gandapur, Murad Saeed, Aamir Mehmood Kiani, Asad Qaiser, Shibli Faraz, Asad Umar, Omar Ayub Khan, Ali Nawaz Awan, Hassaan Niazi, and others.
The FIR states that PTI workers damaged the police check post and the main gate of the judicial complex. The protesters were armed with stones which they threw at a check post of the Dhok Kashmirian police station. They also burnt down barriers and tents at the check post. The FIR further alleges that PTI leaders set fire to 16 government and police vehicles and four motorcycles in the parking area of the judicial complex. They also took 9mm pistols, Rs20,000, and a wireless set from a car.
The Judicial Complex of Islamabad turned into a battlefield on Saturday during Imran Khan’s appearance before the court in the Toshakhana case. According to federal police, PTI workers set police vehicles on fire as law enforcers clashed with party workers during the appearance of Imran Khan at the Judicial Complex. In a tweet posted on Sunday, the police claimed that 52 policemen were injured from incited workers pelting stones at the officials of Islamabad Capital Police and other assisting forces.
پی ٹی آئی چئیرمین عمران خان کی جوڈیشل کمپلیکس پیشی پر مشتعل کارکنوں کی اسلام آباد کیپیٹل پولیس اور دیگر معاون فورسز کے اہلکاروں پر پتھراؤ سے 52 اہلکار زخمی ہوئے۔
علاوہ ازیں اسلام آباد پولیس کی 12 اور پنجاب پولیس و FC کی 3 گاڑیوں کو نقصان پہنچا جن میں سے اسلام آباد پولیس⬇️
— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) March 18, 2023