ISLAMABAD: Brigadier Ali Khan who was arrested for his alleged links with Hizbut Tahrir, filed a petition through Colonel (retd) Inamuraheem on Monday, praying to the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Branch that the court martial proceedings against him be declared illegal.
While hearing the petition, Justice Ijaz Ahmed of the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench directed the Defence Secretary of Pakistan to respond within 24 hours.
According to his counsel, the petition said, “I have been retired from Pakistan Army and they [army] have charged me with heinous crimes without any proof.”
Brigadier Ali has alleged that the military brass is influencing his court martial proceedings.
He was taken into custody from his office at the GHQ on May 6 and investigations were being carried out against him for his alleged links with the HuT.
According to the charge sheet, Brig Ali is accused of inciting mutiny against the civilian government and plotting with some military officers and civilians to attack the GHQ. He had tried to take support from the chief of the Triple-One Brigade and some other officers.
In his petition, Brigadier Ali maintained no other accused in the case, including the civilians and officers, has been arrested yet.