Acquittal of Imran Khan in SSP Attack Case Challenged in IHC


ISLAMABAD: The acquittal of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief, Imran Khan, has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court.

The case of attack on SSP Operations, Asmatullah Junejo, has been ongoing in the Anti-Terrorism Court. However; Imran Khan was acquitted from the case on May 4th, in a hearing of the case.

Imran Khan had pleaded to be acquitted in the case last year after which ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand had asked Imran Khan to appear in court. The judge had that given its decision to acquit Imran after he had appeared.

The acquittal, however; has been challenged by Advocate General Islamabad High Court today.

The appeal stated that the First Information Report (FIR) lodged in the case states Imran Khan’s involvement. It says that Imran played special role in the attack on SSP Operations, Asmatullah Junejo. He said evidence was present against Imran that proves his involvement in the case.

The government’s petition wants to blacklist the decision of acquittal by Anti-Terrorism Court in the SSP attack case.

The SSP Attack Case During 2014 Sit-Ins

During the sit-ins staged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), violence had broken out. The SSP Operations, Asmatullah Junejo, was attacked by workers of the party after police had barred way to the Parliament. The party workers then subjected SSP Operations to torture.

The workers of both parties had also attacked PTV Headquarter causing massive destruction. Cases were filed against the party heads, Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri and party leaders and workers in Anti-Terrorism Court.


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