Case registered against Imran Khan, others a day after Lahore rally clashes

Case registered against Imran Khan, others a day after Lahore rally clashes

Lahore (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan and other party leaders were booked in another case for attacking police and using foul language against state institutions.

According to details the case was registered on the complaint of the Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Raiwind.

The first information report (FIR) was registered on Thursday under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), and sections 147, 149, 353, 186, 302, 324, 188, 427, 291, 290 and 109 of Pakistan Penal Code.

As per the FIR, PTI workers, on the directions of their leadership, threatened law enforcers and pelted stones in which several officers including SHOs, and DSPs suffered injuries while several vehicles of the anti-riot force and police were thrashed.

PTI chief Imran Khan, senior leaders including Fawad Chaudhry, Hammad Azhar, Mian Mehmood Rasheed, Hassan Niazi, and others were been nominated in the FIR.

The clashes erupted in Lahore on Wednesday ahead of a PTI's planned rally to kick-start election campaign, but the provincial government then banned the public gatherings and rallies by imposing Section 144 for seven days.

Police fired tear gas shells and baton-charged supporters of Imran Khan in clashes which injured several on both sides.

Meanwhile, several PTI workers were arrested for violating Section 144 and main roads leading to Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence were cordoned off.

The PTI later announced to suspend election rally asking party workers to return to their homes "peacefully".

Earlier on Wednesday, the Punjab government had imposed Section 144 in Lahore and police also arrested several PTI workers for violating the ban.

According to a notification issued by Punjab Home Department, number of rallies and protests are held therein on daily basis at different places of Lahore, which not only pose serious security threats but also disrupt traffic and cause inconvenience to public at large.

"Hence, in the context of the prevailing overall security situation in the wake of the recent wave of terrorism and latest threat alerts, it has been necessary to impose Section 144 of Cr.P.C, 1898 on holding of all kinds of assemblies, gatherings, sits-in, rallies, processions, demonstrations, jalsas, dharnas, protests and such like other activities across the district Lahore to avert any untoward incident," the notification stated.