Imran sent on 14-day judicial remand


Faisal Sheikh

Rawalpindi: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Rawalpindi sent former prime minister Imran Khan to jail on judicial remand for 14 days on Thursday. He is being investigated in connection with 12 cases related to the violent protests that erupted across the country on May 9th, 2023, following his own arrest.

The hearing was being conducted in Adiala Jail by ATC Judge Malik Ejaz Asif. Imran Khan’s lawyers as well as seven investigation officers of the case also appeared for the hearing.

During the hearing, the plea for further physical remand of Imran Khan for further investigation into the 12 cases of May 9 violence against him was rejected. The PTI founder was produced before the Anti-Terrorism Court in Adiala Jail on completion of his two-day physical remand.

Khan was sent to jail on judicial remand in 12 cases of May 9 violence.

During the hearing, the investigating officers of the 12 cases presented their report about the investigation conducted against the PTI founder during his remand and sought further physical remand for further investigation.

The request was rejected by ATC Court Rawalpindi Judge Malik Ijaz Asif. It should be noted that the investigating officers of the 12 cases investigated the PTI founder in jail on court instructions.

Meanwhile, the first round of interrogation with Imran Khan in Adiala Jail was completed on Wednesday in the 12 cases of vandalism, arson, and mayhem on May 9, 2023, in different police stations. The former PM answered several questions from the police JIT members.

The investigating officers carried written questionnaires and asked various questions from Imran Khan during the investigation.