Imran Khan, PTI leaders booked for ‘violent’ Zaman Park clashes
A supporter of PTI chief Imran Khan throws stones at police during clashes in Lahore, Pakistan on March 15, 2023.
The FIR against Khan includes more than a dozen PPC sections.
A case has also been registered against them under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The FIR states that the PTI workers attacked the police at the behest of the PTI chief.
Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) A case has been registered against Chairman Imran Khan, his party leaders and workers for causing damage to government property in the wake of the riots which led to their arrest by law enforcement agencies in Lahore. Tried to enter his residence in Zaman Park.
gave PTI chief In one of the total four cases – on Tuesday – the day the standoff between police and party workers began – a case was registered.
gave Cases have been registered Under the provisions of burning and damaging government property, terrorism, attempted murder and other provisions.
According to the First Information Report (FIR) filed against Khan at Lahore’s Race Course police station, there was a criminal conspiracy. Violent riots It was done at the instigation of the PTI chief.
The FIR states that PTI workers attacked the police with sticks, bricks, stones and petrol bombs at the behest of Khan and party leaders, injuring Shahzad Bukhari, Deputy Inspector General of Operations, Islamabad Police Team. gone.
It added that additional Lahore police were called in to control the disorder, following which the PTI workers turned violent and raised slogans against the expected arrest of their leader.
The FIR stated that they started pelting stones and petrol bottles which destroyed and burnt government and private property including police vans, water cannons and Bowser vehicles, resulting in injuries to personnel. .
Khan has been booked under Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) Section 109 (if the act was abetted, as a result thereof and where no express provision is made for his punishment); 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy); 147 (punishment for sedition); 148 (riots, armed with deadly weapons); 149 (every member of an unlawful assembly guilty of an offense in prosecuting a public objection); 172 (absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceedings); and 173 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) (stopping service of summons or other proceedings, or preventing publication thereof).
A case has also been registered against the former prime minister under Section 174 (non-attendance in compliance with the order of a public servant). 186 (obstructing public servants in the performance of public functions) 212 (harboring criminals); 290 (punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for); 291 (continuation of nuisance after order of discontinuance); and 324 (attempt to murder).
The provisions of the case against the PTI chairman also include Section 353 (assault or criminal force to prevent a public servant from performing his duty). 427 (mischief causing loss of fifty rupees); 436 (mischief by fire or explosives with intent to destroy house etc.); 440 (mischief after preparation to cause death or hurt) 506 (ii) (punishment for criminal threat or grievous hurt etc.); and the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.
A day earlier, fierce clashes between PTI supporters and law enforcers near Khan’s Zaman Park residence entered a second day as authorities resumed their drive to arrest him in the Tosha Khana case.
It was the second time in recent weeks that police were dispatched from Islamabad to the ousted prime minister’s home in the provincial capital of Punjab to serve an arrest warrant after he skipped several court dates citing security concerns.
However, after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoff match between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans at the Gaddafi Stadium, police officials announced a temporary halt to their operation, after which its officials and other security personnel Zaman was seen leaving the park.
“Until the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 8 cricket match is over, the police will not advance to Khan’s residence,” sources quoted police officials as saying.
After the withdrawal of the police, the PTI chief also came out of his residence in a mask and met the party workers and encouraged them.
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