Rawalpindi: Charges against MNA framed
RAWALPINDI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday framed charges against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan and 17 others in a case relating to MNA’s escape from Islamabad police custody.
However, PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan and 17 other co-accused denied the charges. Nevertheless, ATC-I Judge Shahid Rafique went ahead with framing the charges and asked the prosecution to produce witnesses before the court on October 11.
The court charged PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan with intentionally escaping from the custody of Shalimar Police Station with the help of 35 people who attacked the police station and resorted to firing and interfering into the police matters.
PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan was apprehended by PS Shalimar officials from Islamabad on July 15 in a fraud case while a large number of PML-N supporters attacked the police party as he was being shifted to police station and got him released forcibly from the police custody.
At this, Islamabad police registered another case against PML-N MNA and his 35 supporters. Nonetheless, the court had already acquitted 18 people from the case and granted bails to the MNA and other accused.