Sabotage during Azadi March: Imran Khan granted bail till July 6

PTI President Imran Khan. -app/file

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Imran Khan was on Friday granted bail in 10 cases registered against him for vandalism and arson during the party’s ‘Azadi March’ last month.

The PTI president had approached the court seeking bail in cases registered at various police stations in the federal capital.

Earlier this month, he was granted anticipatory bail till June 25 in the cases registered against him by the Peshawar High Court (PHC).

PHC Chief Justice Kaiser Rashid Khan, after hearing the arguments of the petitioner’s counsel Babar Awan, accepted Imran Khan’s plea and granted his pre-arrest bail against a surety of Rs 50,000.

The orders were sent to Additional Sessions Judge Islamabad and he was directed to appear before the Islamabad Sessions Court before June 25.

Tight security arrangements were made before Imran Khan reached the court today where he appeared along with his lawyer Babar Awan. Sessions Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti heard the bail plea.

Accepting his plea, the court granted bail to Imran Khan till July 6 on a surety of Rs 5,000 each and directed the police to produce all relevant records in the next hearing.

Cases were registered against the PTI leader at Aapbra, I-9, Kohsar, Karachi Company, Golra, Tarnol and Secretariat police stations.

PTI leaders were booked for vandalism during the ‘Azadi March’ last month, which ended abruptly on May 25 following violent clashes between police and party supporters, after which several policemen lost their lives.

On May 26, Imran Khan announced to end the march to Islamabad.