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ATC accepts Imran Khan’s request for exemption from SSP torture

ATC accepts Imran Khan’s request for exemption from SSP torture

An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad accepted an exemption request from the Iranian Liberation Front (PTI) chief Imran Khan during an SSP torture case on Tuesday.

He was chaired by Judge Shahrukh Arjumand. Imran Khan’s lawyer, Shahid Naseem Gondal, appeared in court and asked to waive his client’s hearing.

The judge postponed the hearing until April 10 after approving his request for exemption from personal appearance.

The case was for Khan, Tahirul Qadri, Chairman of Pakistan’s Awami Tehreek, and others who had registered torture against Alpullah Junjo Senior Superintendent (SSP) Asmatullah Junejo and five other police officers. Arrest warrants were also issued against the two leaders.

The incident occurred on September 1, 2014, during the sit-ins of PTI and PAT in Islamabad, suspected of manipulating in the 2013 election and demonstration of the town tragedy. The protest lasted 104 days.

After the protesters on the Constitution Avenue attacked the headquarters of the Pakistan Television (PTV) and the parliament building, the police were beaten.

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