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Non-bailable arrest warrant issued in opposition to former Pakistan PM Imran Khan

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A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued in opposition to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan for his comment in opposition to girl Judge Zeba Chaudhry.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 13, 2023 16:03 IST

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. (Image for Representation/ Reuters)

By India Today World Desk: A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued in opposition to former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, as per native media reviews. The warrant was issued by the Civil Judge District Sessions Court in reference to a case about threatening Khatoon Judge Zeba Chaudhry.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was scheduled to look in court docket at the moment. However, Imran Khan filed a plea looking for exemption from attendance in court docket, citing safety issues. The court docket rejected Imran Khan’s plea and issued an arrest warrant, as per a report by Geo News.

The court docket order requested Imran Khan to be produced in court docket on March 29.

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In August final yr, Imran Khan held a political rally in solidarity along with his particular assistant Shahbaz Gill, alleging that he was being tortured in custody. During that speech, Imran Khan allegedly threatened decide Zeba Chaudhry, saying she ought to “prepare herself as action would be taken against her”.

Immediately after Imran Khan’s comment, an FIR was lodged in opposition to him for threatening the decide.

Sections 186 (offence of obstructing a public servant within the execution of public obligation), 188 (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant), 504 (prison intimidation) and 506 (punishment for prison intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code have been added to the FIR.

Afterwards, Imran Khan, in an affidavit to the Islamabad High Court, admitted that “he might need crossed a line” and expressed his willingness to apologise to the decide.

Imran Khan was requested to look in court docket at the moment in reference to the above case. Following his absence, the court docket ordered a non-bailable arrest warrant.

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Mar 13, 2023