Imran Khan could be arrested if fails to appear before court: Islamabad police

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 01 (DNA): Islamabad police on Saturday announced that PTI
Chairman Imran Khan could be arrested if he fails to appear before the
court for threatening a female judge and Islamabad police officials.

A spokesman for Islamabad police said that arrest warrant is a legal
process and it was issued after Imran Khan failed to appear before the
court in its last hearing. “Warrants are issued to ensure appearance of
suspects before courts,” the spokesman said.

The police official said the case 407/22 was transferred to a session
court after the Islamabad High Court removed terrorism charges from it.
“Imran Khan is yet to seek bail from the session court,” the official
said.

He warned that the PTI chief could be arrested if he fails to comply
with the court orders and appear before it.

An Islamabad court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for former prime
minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan in a case
pertaining to hurling threats at female judge Zeba Chaudhry.

Senior Civil Juge Rana Mujahid Rahim issued warrants against the former
PM, directing Margalla Police Station SHO to implement the orders.

The magistrate issued arrest warrants against the PTI chief in the case
registered on August 20 over his remarks regarding Additional District
and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry.

The FIR includes four sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC),
including 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 (intentional
insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 189 (threat of
injury to public servant), and 188 (disobedience to order duly
promulgated by public servant).