Judge ready to halt arrest attempts if Imran surrenders in court


Islamabad: A Pakistani decide mentioned on Thursday that he would cease the Islamabad police from arresting former Prime Minister Imran Khan within the Toshakhana case if the latter surrendered in courtroom.

Further District and Periods (ADSJ) Choose Zafar Iqbal made the remarks whereas listening to the Election Fee of Pakistan’s (ECP) reference in search of prison proceedings towards Khan for concealing particulars of the state items, Daybreak reported.

The periods courtroom was set to indict the PTI chairman within the reference on February 28, however his lawyer had requested the decide that he be exempted from the listening to as a result of he needed to seem in a number of different courts.

His indictment was deferred a number of instances earlier than.

The decide had subsequently issued non-bailable warrants for Khan and instructed the police to current him in courtroom by March 7.

The previous premier managed to dodge the arrest and later approached the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) for the cancellation of the warrants, Daybreak reported.

The IHC, whereas granting some reduction to the PTI chief, had instructed him to seem in periods courtroom by March 13, however the former prime minister as soon as once more skipped the listening to.

Resultantly, ADSJ Iqbal had on Monday re-issued non-bailable warrants for Khan and directed the police to convey him to courtroom by March 18.

Nevertheless, when the police reached his Zaman Park residence in Lahore to arrest him on Tuesday, they had been met with resistance, resulting in two-way pitched battles between PTI supporters and legislation enforcement companies, Daybreak reported.

The clashes in the end subsided after the courts intervened on Wednesday.

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