Islamabad (Staff Report): An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday accepted the exemption plea of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan in SSP torture case.

The judge Shahrukh Arjumand chaired the hearing of the case, Imran Khan’s lawyer Shahid Naseem Gondal appeared before the court and requested exemption from hearing for his client.

The judge approved lawyer’s request to grant exemption from personal appearance and adjourned the hearing till April 10.

In 2014, Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek Charman Tahirul Qadri had staged a major rally in Islamabad against alleged rigging in the 2013 elections and the Model Town tragedy, which had seen as many as 14 people killed and 100 others injured as police attacked Qadri's residence during an 'anti-encroachment' operation.