Amjad Niazi, 63 others granted bail by Islamabad ATC in FJC case


ISLAMABAD, MAR 24 (DNA) — The Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Court has granted bail to Amjad Khan Niazi and 63 other party workers who were booked under the allegation of causing unrest outside the Federal Judicial Complex on March 18 when the former prime minister had appeared there for a court hearing.

The PTI leaders requested the bail that was accepted by ATC judge Raja Jawad Abbasi on Friday, instructing them to submit surety bonds worth Rs50,000. The Judicial Complex of Islamabad turned into a battlefield when former premier appeared before court in Toshakhana case.

The federal police claimed PTI workers had set police vehicles on fire as law enforcers clashed with party workers during former premier Imran Khan’s appearance.

The Islamabad Capital Police Wednesday said they have arrested 316 suspects in various operations to round up Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers suspected to have been involved in vandalism outside the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) on March 18.

The federal government Thursday constituted a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ‘attack’ on judicial complex in Islamabad during the appearance of party chairman Imran Khan on March 18.

Addressing a press conference, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced that Additional Inspector-General (AIF) Punjab Special Branch Zulfiqar Hamid will head the JIT, constituted to probe ‘PTI attack’ on courts and law enforcement agencies deployed at judicial complex when former premier Imran Khan was due to appear.

“The constituted JIT will conduct a transparent investigation against the criminals,” Rana Sanaullah had said, adding that it will submit a challan to court within 14 days. — DNA