Imran Khan, the founding member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested in connection with the May 9 mayhem and GHQ attack case.
The case was heard on Tuesday by Judge Malik Ijaz Asif of the anti-terrorism court. The SHO of R.A Bazaar police station informed the court of the arrest of the former PTI chief and sought his physical remand. However, the court rejected this request for physical remand.
During the proceedings, Imran Khan made his appearance before the court via video link. The court directed the police to conduct their interrogation of Khan while he is in jail, marking a significant development in the case.ils
Prior to his court appearance, Imran Khan addressed journalists, claiming that the inquiry against him regarding the May 9 incidents was a conspiracy. He emphasized the mysterious disappearance of CCTV footage of his arrest and the attacks on GHQ and the Corps Commander’s House. Khan asserted that uncovering the individuals who stole the CCTV footage would reveal the entire plot against him and PTI.
The May 9 Riots and Imran Khan’s Alleged Involvement
Imran Khan has been named the prime accused in a challan submitted to an anti-terrorism court. This challan relates to 11 cases registered following the May 9 riots, which included incidents of vandalism at Lahore Corps Commander’s House (Jinnah House), Askari Tower, Shadman Police Station, and Sherpao Bridge. The nationwide protests erupted following Khan’s arrest on May 9 by the paramilitary Rangers, with the PTI chief and other party leaders being nominated as prime accused.
In conclusion, the arrest of Imran Khan and the subsequent court proceedings highlight a significant moment in Pakistan’s political landscape, with the former Prime Minister facing serious charges in the wake of the May 9 incidents.