PTI Chief Imran Khan and senior leaders booked for rioting in Lahore
The case registered against the PTI leadership and workers includes serious provisions including terrorism, murder and attempted murder.
PTI Chief Imran Khan and senior leaders are reported to be booked for rioting in Lahore!
A case has been filed against PTI leadership for “attacking police” and “using foul language” against national security institutions in the provincial capital after Section 144 was imposed.
According to the available copy of the FIR registered at Race Course police station, the PTI workers abused the institutions on the directions of former prime minister Imran Khan, Hassan Niazi, Hammad Azhar, Memoodul Rasheed, Farrukh Habib, Fawad Chaudhry, and Ejaz Chaudhry.
The FIR was lodged on Thursday under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), and Sections 147, 149, 353, 186, 302, 324, 188, 427, 290, 291, and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The FIR stated that the violent mob pelted stones and attacked police with wooden sticks during which 13 police personnel suffered injuries while six PTI workers were also hurt due to their own party workers’ violence on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, clashes erupted in Lahore ahead of Imran Khan’s planned rally to kick-start his election campaign, but the provincial government then banned by imposing Section 144 for seven days.
Punjab police fired tear gas shells and baton-charged PTI supporters in clashes which injured several on both sides.