Court adjourns petition seeking sedition case against Imran Khan
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A court Saturday adjourned the action till September 20 on a petition challenging police refusal to register a case against Imran Khan on the charge of ridiculing the institution of the army, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
In the court of Additional Sessions Judge Ghulam Hussain Bhindar, the case of creating rebellion in the army ranks by Imran Khan in his recent power show in Faisalabad was heard. The petition was filed by a labour leader Sheikh Muzaffar Hussain, under Sections 22-A and 22-B of the criminal procedure code.
Earlier, the petitioner through counsel contended that he filed an application with the Samanabad police for the registration of a criminal case against the PTI Chairman Imran Khan for creating a rift among the senior army officers and trying to dub them as ‘less patriotic’.
In the court, Samanabad Police stated that the petitioner Sheikh Muzaffar Hussain could not present concrete evidence. Therefore, the application should be disposed of. However, the petitioner filed another application in the court through a council Khalid Rasheed pleading to the court that he has all the evidence.
He contended that Imran Khan spoke against the army in front of everyone in the rally. He argued that the police were legally bound to register a case against the accused person nominated in the application in accordance with the provision of Section 154 of the CrPC.
He requested the court to order the police to register a case against Imran Khan under relevant provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The court declared the police report unsatisfactory and ordered to submission of a detailed report considering the plaintiff's statement and evidence.