Imran Khan gets bail in judge threat case

ISLAMABAD: Previous PM and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was on Thursday granted interim bail until September 1 in a case of allegedly issuing statements threatening a woman choose at a general public rally in Islamabad previous 7 days.
The Islamabad anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted the bail in the case registered in opposition to Khan beneath Part 7 of the anti-terrorism act on Sunday for allegedly “threatening” the decide and senior police officers throughout his speech at the rally.
Speaking to journalists following his bail, Khan claimed the terror scenario against him experienced made Pakistan a “laughing stock” in the planet and projected the nation as a “banana republic”.
At the rally final 7 days, Khan experienced reiterated allegations of “judicial bias” and warned judges of penalties. He experienced named supplemental district and classes choose Zeba Chaudhry, who had authorised a two-day physical remand of Khan’s previous main of employees Shahbaz Gill in a sedition scenario, saying she need to get ready herself for dire effects.
Chaudhry’s matter has currently been taken up by the Islamabad large courtroom, which has initiated contempt proceedings versus the ousted PM and issued him exhibit-cause for August 31 to make clear his posture.
In his bail plea, Khan contended that the terror case in opposition to him was registered by police as an “act of revenge”. Khan’s counsel Babar Awan advised the court docket that none of the three men and women — a choose, the Islamabad inspector-normal and deputy inspector-standard of law enforcement — that the previous PM was accused of threatening was a petitioner in the scenario. As a substitute, Ali Javed, a justice of the peace, was the petitioner, Awan argued.
As Awan sought to go on his arguments, the decide halted him, saying this was unnecessary without having the prosecution’s rivalry. The court then granted Khan interim bail for a week in opposition to a surety bond of (Pakistani) Rs 1 lakh — around $500 — and issued notices to the petitioner and prosecutor searching for their replies in the circumstance.
Speaking immediately after the hearing, Khan reiterated his revenge assert. “Our social gathering member Shahbaz Gill was subjected to torture and sexual abuse, and in reaction, I said I would take legal action versus police officers and a magistrate who sent him back again to law enforcement on a remand inspite of the torture being proven. But, ironically, a terror case was submitted against me,” Khan explained
Khan was also granted bail until September 7 in a further case related to alleged violation of Portion 144 (ban on community gatherings) around a rally he experienced held in Islamabad on August 20.

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