Khan: Imran Khan booked for murder, terrorism in Lahore, 80th case against ousted PM – Times of India

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LAHORE: The police in Lahore on Thursday booked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and 400 others on charges of murder and terrorism during their clash with police personnel during the party’s rally that left one activist dead and scores injured. This is the 80th case against ousted PM Khan registered by the PML-N-led coalition government during its 11 months of rule.
Police on Wednesday allegedly killed PTI activist Ali Bilal and injured over a dozen during a crackdown outside Khan’s residence from where they were to take out a pro-judiciary rally. Over 100 PTI workers were also arrested. The FIR said 11 police officials were injured in the clash with PTI workers who hurled stones at them. The FIR said six PTI workers also suffered injuries.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said instead of registering an FIR against the policemen for killing the PTI worker on the complaint of his family, the police have booked Khan and 400 others in his murder.
Khan uploaded the torture of PTI workers on social media and said: “This is what the corrupt and murderous cabal of crooks have wrought on the nation. They have violated our constitution, fundamental rights, and rule of law. Innocent, unarmed PTI workers, including women, were targets of police violence and brutality…”
PTI had announced that it would register a murder case against Punjab caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi, interior minister Rana Sanaullah, Punjab IGP Usman Anwar, and Lahore police chief Bilal Saddique Kamyana. Meanwhile, the Punjab IGP has formed a two-member committee to conduct an inquiry into the police clash with PTI workers.
Police on Wednesday fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse PTI activists. The party claimed its “peaceful” workers were arrested after reports that the provincial capital had been placed under Section 144, banning public gatherings. After the clashes, Khan called off the rally from his residence to Data Darbar.

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