Islamabad (Web Desk): A sessions court in Islamabad on Thursday granted interim bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in a case against in connection with his remarks regarding threats to Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry at an August 20 public rally in the federal capital.
As per the details, the PTI chief reached an Islamabad sessions court a day before his interim bail, granted by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) last week, was to expire.
The bail today was granted by sessions judge West Kamran Basharat Mufti against surety bonds of Rs50,000.
The security around the sessions court premises was put on high alert hours before the former premier's court appearance.
On October 1, a magistrate in Islamabad had issued warrants of arrest against Imran Khan over his failure to appear before the court.
After the IHC had struck down terror charges from the case registered against Imran, the case was transferred to a sessions court and the PTI chief had not obtained his bail from there.
However, in a rare occurrence on Sunday, the IHC granted interim bail to the PTI chief till October 7 (tomorrow).
The court had a bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani specifically for hearing Imran’s plea against his arrest warrant as the court was usually closed on Sundays.
Justice Kayani, during a chamber hearing, granted interim bail to the PTI chief against surety bonds of Rs10,000, stopping police from arresting him.
He also directed the deposed premier to appear before the trial court during this period.
The case against the former prime minister was registered on August 20 with the Margalla Police Station in the federal capital over his remarks at a rally in F9 Park where he warned
Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry and high ranking police officials of dire consequences, as well as the judiciary for what he had called its “biased” attitude towards his party.
The First Information Report (FIR) was lodged hours before another Islamabad police station received a written complaint from a resident of G-11/2 for lodging a case against Imran over making hate-speeches, and inciting rebellion against the army, police and judiciary.
The FIR was registered less than an hour after Imran Khan addressed party workers and supporters at a rally in Islamabad’s F-9 park to express solidarity with PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested on sedition charges on August 9.