ATC summons Imran in SSP torture case as it is set to announce its verdict

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan as it is set to announce today its verdict on his plea for acquittal in a case pertaining to manhandling of then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad.

ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand will announce the verdict, which he had reserved earlier on April 10 after hearing arguments from the prosecution and defence lawyers.

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The PTI chief filed an application under section 265-K of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), requesting the court to acquit him in the case for want of evidence.

Babar Awan, who represented him, extended arguments in the case, stating that the PTI chief was not named in the case by witnesses who saw Junejo being beaten up by a mob during 2014 sit-ins in Islamabad.

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