Imran Khan arrested shortly after 3-year jail sentence in graft case

PTI Chairman Imran Khan arrested, shortly after an Islamabad trial court declared him guilty of “corrupt practices” within the Toshakhana case, was arrested by Punjab police on Saturday afternoon from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.

PTI’s Punjab Chapter confirmed the studies with a tweet: “Imran Khan is being moved to Kot Lakhpat Jail.”

Earlier, somewhat after midday, an Islamabad trial court docket sentenced Imran to a few years in jail and imposed a superb of Rs100,000 on him for concealing particulars of Toshakhana presents.

Extra District and Classes Choose (ADSJ) Humayun Dilawar dominated that costs in opposition to the previous prime minister — who skipped the listening to immediately — within the case had been confirmed.

“Imran Khan intentionally submitted pretend particulars [of Toshakhana gifts] to the ECP and is discovered responsible of corrupt practices,” he acknowledged and despatched the PTI chief to jail for 3 years beneath Part 174 of the Election Act.

ADSJ Dilawar additionally directed {that a} copy of the order ought to be despatched to the Islamabad police chief for the execution of the court docket orders.

Forward of immediately’s proceedings, a big contingent of police was deployed exterior the court docket premises with solely attorneys allowed contained in the courtroom. Nonetheless, neither Imran nor his attorneys had been current through the listening to.

Toshakhana case

The case, filed by ruling get together lawmakers, is predicated on a prison grievance filed by the ECP.

The case alleges that Imran had “intentionally hid” particulars of the presents he retained from the Toshaskhana — a repository the place presents handed to authorities officers from overseas officers are stored — throughout his time because the prime minister and proceeds from their reported gross sales.

Based on Toshakhana guidelines, presents/presents and different such supplies acquired by individuals to whom these guidelines apply shall be reported to the Cupboard Division.

Imran has confronted quite a lot of authorized points over his retention of presents. The difficulty additionally led to his disqualification by the ECP.

On Oct 21, 2022, the ECP [concluded][2] that the previous premier had certainly made “false statements and incorrect declarations” concerning the presents.

The watchdog’s order had mentioned Imran stood disqualified beneath Article 63(1)(p) of the Structure.

Subsequently, the ECP had approached the Islamabad classes court docket with a replica of the grievance, looking for proceedings in opposition to Imran beneath prison regulation for allegedly deceptive officers concerning the presents he acquired from overseas dignitaries throughout his tenure because the prime minister.

On Might 10, Imran had been indicted within the case, rejecting his petition to declare the Toshkhana case inadmissible. Nonetheless, on July 4, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) had overturned the mentioned ruling.

On July 8, an Islamabad district and classes court docket had declared the Toshakhana case in opposition to Imran to be maintainable. Subsequently, the previous premier challenged the session court docket’s verdict within the IHC about Imran Khan arrested.

Copyright: Daybreak/Asia Information Community

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