Assaulting a traffic warden: Imran Khan's nephews granted bail

Published: July 2, 2015
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The accused were arrested for assaulting a traffic warden. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

The accused were arrested for assaulting a traffic warden. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

LAHORE: A Lahore judicial magistrate on Thursday granted bail to two nephews of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and ordered for their medical examination to determine if police had tortured them during detention.

Race Course police had produced Azeem and Abdullah before the magistrate at Cantt Court where their counsel filed their bail application.

The counsel for Abdullah and Azeem said the traffic warden Shakeel Ahmed tortured them and later police too joined in while they were held in custody overnight.

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He argued that the charges against them in the FIR were bailable; hence they should be granted bail.

The court, while reviewing the case, accepted bail for both suspects against surety bonds worth Rs50,000 each and adjourned the hearing till July 16.

On Wednesday evening, Azeem and Abdullah had been arrested after they allegedly abused, assaulted and threatened a traffic warden, who stopped them for not wearing a seat belt.

Read: ‘Show’ of power: FIR lodged against two ‘nephews of Imran’

The DPO said that an FIR had been lodged against Abdullah and Azeem after they started misbehaving with traffic warden Shakeel.

Shakeel had alleged that despite wearing their seat belt on his request, both Azeem and Abdulllah started misbehaving with him, abused him and later manhandled him as well.

Shakeel had to call in other wardens in the area, who then took the two men to the Race Course police station where the accused Azeem and Abdullah, residents of Zaman Park – the same locality where the PTI chairman lives – told the station police that “Imran Khan is their maternal uncle”.

The DPO said at the same time the accused changed their statement, claiming that “Imran Khan is their paternal uncle”.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Ashraf
    Jul 2, 2015 - 4:01PM

    Chachu could save them yet.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Jul 2, 2015 - 4:09PM

    So we are going from Bhuttoism and Sharifism to Imranism? God i miss Musharraf. Recommend

  • talha
    Jul 2, 2015 - 4:24PM

    Crazy nuts on the rise.Recommend

  • Mrs Juicy Gossips
    Jul 2, 2015 - 5:00PM

    How could you forget the legacy of Zardarism ? “Democracy is the best revenge…blah blah blah..”. Yeah ? Spare us your crude banalities and nepotism !Recommend

  • Asad S
    Jul 2, 2015 - 5:42PM

    Can we have the boys version too please?Recommend

  • Usman
    Jul 2, 2015 - 6:16PM

    Thier father is a N-league elected member so I guess they could have mentioned thier father also rather then Uncle. Recommend

  • o1
    Jul 2, 2015 - 6:43PM

    judging by what i saw on tv, the boys were manhandled.Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Jul 2, 2015 - 7:50PM

    dharna..infront of police and court house.. how dare they…
    dharna. dharna..dharna
    where is my container.Recommend

  • Salman Z
    Jul 2, 2015 - 9:54PM

    Having known the family and the boys, I have a feeling this story is biased. Lets not draw conclusions like “Sharifism to Imranism” without knowing facts. We’ve become a society that jumps to conclusions based on media reports which are often incorrect. I guess we love to feed on gossip instead of commenting on anything constructive.Recommend

  • Amjed Jaaved
    Jul 4, 2015 - 7:45AM

    In USA, a policeman is authorised to even shoot someone for offence of battery', touching policeman's body. One youth who fell from second storye, was injured and tasered in USA was shot dead as he did not comply with police instructions while tasered. Several other cases. Just google search. Here police could not dare shoot dead thebhateejas’ of the cotainer PM. While flying in Mubashir Luqman’s jets or hired Princely Jet, Imranis immune from the mosquitoes like traffic wardens. Why not he shares his air Qingqis with his beloved' bhateejas. Mr Ik never forget there are people who know you inside out, your source of funding , your fountainhead ofpower’ and immunity.Javed Hashmi still alive?Recommend

  • Mobeen Ajmal
    Jul 4, 2015 - 4:25PM

    I am a faculty member at a prestigious university in Lahore. About 3 months back, a traffic police officer shouted banalities at me when I stopped for using a telephone, then when I told him to be civil, he said would you teach me manners and then pushed me back. I slapped him and then spent a night in custody.

    My question is: Is the police always right? Whatever they do is right and we as civilians have to bear it. I could not get to complain against the traffic police officer while he had the right to file the FIR. Its not about Imran or the Sharif’s but the blatant misuse of power and no body or outlet available to the people to fight for their cause.
    One day unfortunately each one of us will have to face these corrupt, uneducated and impolite traffic wardens and hat day it may not be about them, or me but about Pakistan, for a Pakistan where there is respect. Recommend

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