SSP Asmatullah Junejo case: ATC judge says police failed to provide property records of Imran, Qadri | Pakistan

SSP Asmatullah Junejo case: ATC judge says police failed to provide property records of Imran, Qadri

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge on Friday said in his remarks that the police have failed to submit property records of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Dr Tahirul Qadri.

The court, while hearing the SSP Asmatullah Junejo case, directed the capital’s inspector general and chief commissioner to submit property documents of both the leaders before the court on the next hearing.

Meanwhile, the ATC has maintained the status of absconders for both the leaders.

Reacting to the development, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz representative Daniyal Aziz said that by appearing before the courts, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has followed rule of the law.

He said that action should be taken against those who were involved in attacking the Parliament and PTV headquarters, adding, that those who involved institutions to achieve their political goals have done injustice with the nation.

The case

The two ‘political cousins’ face charges of destroying property in the Red Zone, attacking the state TV channel’s building and injuring then Islamabad Operations SSP Junejo.

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 caused injuries to over 560. Of the injured, 77 were security officials deployed in the Red Zone, including SSP Junejo.

The decision to march to the PM House was taken after talks between the government, PTI and PAT had failed to end the deadlock over the resignation of then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The two parties were protesting ‘rigging’ in the 2013 General Elections. 

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