Security officials claimed on Saturday that the Pakistan Army has initiated a court martial against Brigadier Ali Khan, who was arrested in May last year for his alleged ties with the banned militant outfit Hizbut Tahrir (HuT), Associated Press reported.
Two senior security officials revealed the news on condition of anonymity, but did not provide further details.
Brigadier Khan had opted to be tried by court martial after an inquiry board informed him that the allegations leveled against him had been substantiated. He had asked the concerned officials to prove the allegations against him before the court.
The brigadier was charged for his alleged ties to extremist organisations, including the banned UK-based organisation HuT. A day later, four army majors were also arrested for their alleged links with HuT.