District and sessions judge Islamabad Kamran Basharat Mufti grants interim bail to Imran Khan till July 6 in 10 cases of vandalism
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former prime minister Imran Khan has been granted interim bail by the court till July 6 in 10 cases of vandalism during his long march call on May 25.
The PTI chairman on Friday came to attend the hearing of his bail applications seeking interim bails in 10 cases registered against him on the charges of damaging public properties and arson incidents during the PTI long march last month.
District and sessions judge Kamran Basharat Mufti granted Imran Khan interim bail till July 6 while directing the former premier to submit surety bonds worth Rs5,000 in every case. PTI Secretary General Asad Umar, Babar Awan, Shahbaz Gill and other leaders were accompanying Imran Khan on the occasion.
Strict security arrangements were made in and around the court while general complainants were not allowed to enter the court’s premises.
The cases in which the former premier has been granted bail were registered at Aabpara, I-9, Kohsar, Karachi Company, Golra, Tarnol and Secretariat police stations.
It is worth mentioning here that Imran Khan had secured the interim bail in these cases from Peshawar High Court. The Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan had granted interim bail to Imran Khan till today (Saturday).
An Islamabad court granted interim bail to senior PTI leaders on June 20 for vandalism that took place during the party’s “Azadi March” to Islamabad on May 25.
Police had booked around 11 PTI leaders in a case pertaining to violence at the Kohsar police station in which the court had reserved its verdict. A decision on case no 425 of the same station has been postponed.
The PTI leaders granted pre-arrest bail include former planning minister Asad Umar, ex-deputy speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, Senator Faisal Javed Khan, former interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, ex-defence minister Pervez Khan Khatak, PTI Vice-Chairman Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shehryar Khan Afridi, Ali Mohammad Khan, Sheraz Basharat, Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz and Murad Saeed, among others.
Last week, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted interim bail till June 28 to more than a dozen PTI leaders for vandalism.
Police had booked 14 PTI leaders in the case pertaining to violence at the Bhatti Gate police station and later added Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) to the first information report (FIR).
The PTI leaders granted pre-arrest bail include former energy minister Hammad Azhar, PTI Central Punjab President Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal, Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Musarrat Cheema, Murad Raas, and Andleeb Abbas.