Police argue JIT termed the three accused as guilty in the Jinnah House rampage case

 

LAHORE:

The Punjab Police on Wednesday sought the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan’s sisters and former federal minister Asad Umar in a case related to the mob attack on Jinnah House.

The anti-terrorism court was hearing pleas seeking pre-arrest bail by Asad Umar, Aleema Khan and Uzma Khan in the Jinnah House case following the arrest of the PTI chairperson on May 9.

 

However, law enforcement authorities stated that the three had been declared guilty by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and hence their arrest is sought for further investigation.

In reply, the counsel for the accused Advocate Burhan Moazzam Malik, stated that the PTI chief’s sisters had not been nominated in the FIR and demanded to see any such document that declared the accused as guilty.

The investigation officer (IO) of the case told the court that the statements recorded under Section 161 of Cr.P.C could be produced.

The presiding judge then adjourned the hearing and scheduled the next hearing for October 16 for final arguments.

Aleema also took to the rostrum during today’s hearing and said that she was seeking justice. The former premier’s sister further stated that they have appeared before courts for every proceeding and she was ready to be incarcerated if justice demanded it, following which her counsel urged her to stop speaking any further.

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