Qureshi transferred to Lahore, set to appear before ATC

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Qureshi transferred to Lahore, set to appear before ATC

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been transferred from the Adiala jail to Lahore and is set to be produced before a anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the cases pertaining to the May 9 riots, sources told Geo News on Monday.

The prison sources said Qureshi was transferred amid tight security, in the wee hours of the morning, to Lahore, where he would be produced before the anti-terrorism court established in Kot Lakhpat Jail.

Multiple cases related to May 9 riots are lodged against him in Lahore.

Lawyer Barrister Taimur Malik confirmed that the judges of ATC Lahore will hear the May 9 cases in Kot Lakhpat Jail and the PTI leader would appear in the court today.

Qureshi, already imprisoned in Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail in multiple cases, was implicated in eight more cases in connection with the May 9 mayhem on May 26.

In addition to those case, a special court established under the Official Secrets Act had handed Qureshi 10 years imprisonment in the cipher case on January 30.

The May 9 riots were triggered almost across the country after the deposed prime minister Imran Khan’s arrest in the £190 million settlement case. Hundreds of PTI workers and senior leaders were put behind the bars for their involvement in violence and attacks on military installations last year.

During the protests, the miscreants targeted the civil and military installations including — the Jinnah House and General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. The military termed May 9 “Black Day” and decided to try the protesters under the Army Act.