Jinnah House attack case: JIT summons Imran Khan today

Jinnah House attack case: JIT summons Imran Khan today

Lahore (Web Desk): A joint investigation team (JIT) probing the attack on Lahore Corps Commander House (Jinnah House) on May 9 has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan on Tuesday (today).

The PTI chief has been asked to appear before the JIT led by Director General (DIG) Investigations Lahore Kamran Adil – at the Investigations Headquarters, Qila Gujjar Singh at 4pm.

The team will record Imran Khan's statement in violence cases, pertaining to attacks on Jinnah House and Askari Tower on May 9.

The former premier has been called for questioning in a case registered with the Sarwar Road police station against the attack.

Imran Khan Khan has been nominated in the case for allegedly abetting the attackers who ransacked and set fire to the Jinnah House when he was in prison.

As per the sources, the PTI chief received the JIT summons and that he had consulted his legal team on the matter.

It is pertinent to mention that the Punjab government had constituted over a dozen JITs to probe into the May 9 incidents following which several cases were registered against the PTI leaders and workers, including the PTI chief at Sarwar Road, Shadman, Gulberg and other police stations.

Violent protests erupted following the arrest of  the former premier by paramilitary Rangers arrested in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case, later retitled as National Crime Agency £190 million scandal, on the orders of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises.

The rioting was followed by a harsh crackdown against the former ruling party leaders and workers that still continues.

However, on May 11, the Supreme Court (SC) declared Imran Khan’s arrest “illegal” and ordered his release.

On May 12, the IHC stopped the authorities from arresting the PTI chairman in any case, including undisclosed ones, filed against him anywhere in the country till May 15.
The court also granted the PTI chief interim bail for two weeks in the National Crime Agency £190 million scandal.