Imran, aides charged with terrorism for ‘inciting chaos’ outside Islamabad court
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police have lodged a First Information Report (FIR), together with fees of terrorism, towards Imran Khan and greater than a dozen leaders of his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) celebration for allegedly attacking law enforcement officials and inflicting chaos outside the judicial complicated within the capital on Sunday.
As the motorcade of Khan, who arrived in Islamabad to look ahead of a pass judgement on to stand fees he bought state items whilst in place of work and concealed his property, arrived close to the complicated Saturday afternoon, his supporters clashed with police and overzealous paramilitary devices who avoided them from getting into the construction.
The enraged protestors threw rocks at police who answered by way of lobbing tear fuel canisters to disperse them. Rana Sanaullah Khan, the internal minister, claimed a lot of Khan’s supporters have been armed, however presented no proof.
According to Station House Officer (SHO) Malik Rashid Ahmed at Ramna, a criticism used to be registered on the Islamabad Counter-Terrorism Department towards Khan and a minimum of 17 celebration leaders.
The FIR invokes a number of sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), together with rioting, obstruction of a public servant within the discharge of public purposes, and robbery, amongst others.
It additionally contains Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997, which outlines the punishment for acts of terrorism. The SHO Ahmed stated the suspects violated Section 144, which used to be imposed in Islamabad at the day of the incident, and blocked the street for visitors.
The FIR names PTI secretary basic Asad Umar, former deputy speaker Asad Qaiser, and leaders Hammad Azhar, Ali Amin Gandapur, Ali Nawaz Awan, Murad Saeed, Shibli Faraz, Hassaan Khan Niazi, Omer Ayub Khan, Amjad Khan Niazi, Khurram Nawaz, Jamshed Mughal, Aamir Kiyani, Farrukh Habib, Dr Shehzad Waseem, Umer Sultan, and Khan’s leader safety officer retired lieutenant colonel Muhammad Asim.
It additionally names 18 folks excited by inflicting injury to the court, 22 others excited by inflicting injury within the parking space and lights up fires, and 19 others excited by allegedly injuring police officers.
It mentions that stones, lighters, and bottles crammed with petrol have been recovered from a few of them.
Ahmed alleged that PTI staff have been armed with stones which they threw at a checkpost of the Dhoke Kashmirian police station. They additionally burnt down obstacles and tents on the checkpost ahead of surrounding the Judicial Complex and breaking down its major gate.
Another team of protestors allegedly set hearth to 16 executive and police cars and 4 bikes within the parking space of the court, and allegedly took pistols, money, and a wi-fi set from a police automobile, he claimed.
The complainant additional stated the protesters snatched 8 anti-riot kits from the policemen, hit law enforcement officials with sticks, and hurled stones at them.