RAWALPINDI: Court martial proceedings against Brigadier Ali Khan concluded on Tuesday. Brig Khan, along with four other military officers, was court-martialed due to his alleged ties with banned militant outfit Hizbut Tahrir (HuT).
Brig Khan was arrested in May last year, a day later four army majors were also arrested for alleged links with HuT. He is also accused of attempted mutiny.
Brig Khan’s lawyer Colonel (retd) Inamur Raheem confirmed that the court martial proceedings have concluded and the final verdict will be announced in a few days. He told The Express Tribune that five witnesses from the prosecutors and two from defence were present during the proceedings.
The military court, on completing the proceedings, will draft a written order and send it to the commanding officer.
During the proceedings, Brig Khan’s lawyer maintained that the proceedings were initiated against his client with malicious intent.
Earlier, Brig Khan had filed an application in the Lahore High Court seeking that the court martial proceedings against him be declared illegal. The bench was due to hear the plea today, but maintained that it had not received any reply from the Ministry of Defence, announcing the resumption of hearings after summer vacations.