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ATC summons Imran Khan on Feb 15 in Dharna violence case

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday summoned Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on February 15 in four cases linked to violence during Islamabad sit-in in 2014.

The court was hearing four cases against the PTI chief, including the attack on the state television building, Parliament and the then Islamabad SSP Operations Asmatullah Junejo.

Earlier in the day, the court approved the interim bail of PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the cases.

The Islamabad police on Tuesday had submitted an interim charge-sheet before an ATC. The charge-sheet named PTI chief Imran Khan as a suspect and included a list of 14 witnesses against the party chief. CCTV footage of the attack on the SSP was also included in the charge-sheet.

At present, Imran is out on bail in the case.

In August 2014, violence broke out in the federal capital when PTI and PAT supporters attempted to break a police cordon and storm the PM House, using cranes to remove barricades.

The clashes between police and protesters resulted in the deaths of three people and injuries to over 560. Of the injured, 77 were security officials deployed in the Red Zone, including SSP Junejo.

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