HuT links: Brigadier Ali files plea, says court martial be declared illegal

Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench directs the Defence Secretary of Pakistan to respond within 24 hours.


Mudassir Raja February 27, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (21)

Tariq | 9 years ago | Reply

I don't know why are you seculars trying to give your verdict before the court, because Mr. Ali was a Muslims and said 'kalma-e-haq' against the US pawn 'Kiyani'. Let me remind you a simple law principle "innocent till proven guilty". I hope you will keep your mouths shut and would wait for the court to decide based on evidences weather Mr. Ali has done any crime or not!!!!!!!

Regards,

Abdullah Shah | 9 years ago | Reply

@Col Jawad: As this is quite an intriguing case, I would like to know if you really know this Brig personally or just think so from the news clips which all of us have read?

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