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May 7, 2018

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Police to challenge Imran’s acquittal in cop torture case

ISLAMABAD: The federal government is all set to challenge the verdict of Anti-Terrorism Court which gave clearance to Imran Khan the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) chief in Asmatullah Junejo torture case.

“We have decided to file the writ petition at the Islamabad High Court, as we think that basic principles of justice for Asmatullah Junejo have been denied and PTI chief has wrongly been cleared,” one of the top officers of Islamabad Police told The News here on Sunday while requesting anonymity.

The sources claim that prosecution branch of Islamabad Police is working on the draft of the writ petition challenging the verdict of May 4th Anti-Terrorism Court, Islamabad. “We would be filing the appeal in the court within the next couple of days,” says a senior officer of the Islamabad Police.

Asmatullah Junejo, currently serving as Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Operations, in Islamabad is known as “Dabang” (Fearless). The title Dabang has been derived from a Bollywood movie starring Salman Khan as a fearless police officer.

Junejo fell victim of torture by a group of violent protestors of PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) at Constitution Avenue as the protesters had stormed the Pakistan Television headquarters on September 1st 2014. At that time Junejo was leading Islamabad Police as Senior Superintendent of Police.

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