Imran Khan | Imran Khan got bail in many cases a few hours before his arrest

Islamabad. Hours before Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested by paramilitary forces in the Islamabad High Court, an anti-terrorism court on Tuesday allowed his interim bail application in several cases. Was. Khan is currently facing 121 cases across the country, including charges of sedition, terrorism, blasphemy and inciting violence. Anti-terrorism court judge Raja Jawad Abbas heard the application of the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Dawn newspaper reported. Khan had sought bail in the cases related to the violence that took place outside the Federal Judicial Complex here on March 18. The court granted bail to Khan (70) in all the seven cases on a surety of 50,000 Pakistani rupees. Former prime minister Khan was arrested by paramilitary forces on Tuesday when he was present at the Islamabad High Court for a hearing in a corruption case. A day earlier, Khan had targeted the country’s military for allegedly conspiring to assassinate him. “Khan has been arrested in connection with the transfer of land to real estate baron Malik Riaz and is being handed over to NAB,” a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official confirmed. Meanwhile, the Islamabad Police issued a statement quoting Inspector General (IG) Akbar Nasir Khan as saying that Khan has been arrested in connection with the allegation that he and his wife Bushra Bibi embezzled 50 billion Pakistani rupees. Had taken bribe from a real estate company to make it legal. Khan, a former prime minister, is facing the NAB probe along with his wife Bushra and other party leaders. The case relates to a deal between the (ousted) Imran Khan-led government and a real estate tycoon that caused a loss of 190 million pounds to the country’s exchequer. Khan had earlier said that more than 140 cases have been registered against him across the country since he was ousted as prime minister last year. Khan had recently submitted a list of cases to the Islamabad High Court. The list states that 31 cases have been registered against him in the federal capital and 30 in Lahore and notices have been issued. According to the list, 12 cases of terrorism have been registered against Khan in Lahore and 14 in Faisalabad. About 22 cases of terrorism have been registered against him in different parts of the country. An Islamabad court is due to indict him on May 10 for allegedly concealing the sale of state gifts. However, the corruption case for which Khan was present at the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday did not figure in the list. Also read Cricketer-turned-politician Khan on Tuesday requested the Islamabad High Court to grant him interim bail in another case registered against him for violating Section 144 by holding a rally in Islamabad without necessary permission. On Saturday, the police had registered a case against Khan and his party leaders for holding a rally in Islamabad without permission. According to a petition filed by Khan’s lawyer Salman Safdar, the former prime minister has written to Islamabad’s Inspector General of Police, the Advocate General and an Additional Attorney General, urging them to join the probe, but has not received a response. It is noteworthy that since the ouster of Khan from the post of Prime Minister through a no-confidence motion in Parliament in April last year, more than 120 cases have been registered against him. However, he has termed all these cases as fake and fabricated, claiming that these have been filed to keep him out of the political scene. According to the newspaper report, the petition states that Khan wants to join the investigation but the security agencies have become puppets in the hands of the government. It said that despite repeated letters, Khan was not included in the investigation. (agency)

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