Imran Khan among several PTI leaders booked for rioting, vandalism during ‘Azadi March’

09:07 PM | 26 May, 2022
Imran Khan among several PTI leaders booked for rioting, vandalism during ‘Azadi March’
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ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Imran Khan and several leaders of his party were booked in two separate cases for setting trees and public property on fire in the Blue Area of the federal capital.

Islamabad Police on Thursday lodged a case against former ruling party leaders including Chairman Imran Khan a day after clashes continued between the protesters and law-enforcement agencies at different locations in the twin cities.

The first case was registered at Kohsar police station under sections related to abetment, rioting armed with a deadly weapon, unlawful assembly, obstructing public service, disobedience, assault on public servant, causing damage, and mischief by fire.

The case was lodged on the complaint of a Sub-inspector of the capital force who said that hundred of charged PTI activists moved towards Express Chowk and pelted stones at deployed police officers and also set fire to trees.

FIR stated that PTI workers vandalized at the ‘behest of party chief Imran Khan and other leadership’.

Another case was registered on the complaint of another police personnel who claimed that armed PTI activists chanted slogans, incited people and set fire to the trees, and damaged public property.

Senior PTI leaders including Asad Umar, Imran Ismail, Raja Khurram Nawaz, Ali Amin Gandapur, and Ali Nawaz Awan were booked under serious charges others.

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