An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore has allowed police to arrest and interrogate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in relation to the vandalism incident on May 9 at Jinnah House.
This decision follows countrywide protests triggered by Khan's detention by Rangers on May 9 from the Islamabad High Court premises in connection with a corruption case.
ATC Judge Ijaz Buttar announced the judgment in response to a petition filed by the Lahore police investigation chief. The police stated the necessity to probe and apprehend the former premier for his alleged involvement in the Jinnah House arson case.
Police sources said that an investigation team would be sent to Attock Jail to probe the PTI chief and would submit its report to the court.
Imran is currently in the Attock District Jail after his conviction in the Toshakhana case. The sources said that for the time being, Khan’s arrest in the case would be kept on hold. The proceedings pertained to the registration of a case at the Sarwar Road Police Station.