RAWALPINDI - Brigadier Ali Khan and four other military officers, who were facing a trial on the charges of planning a coup to establish a Caliphate, was court-martialled, as the proceedings that ended on Tuesday concluded that they enjoyed ties with banned militant outfit Hizbut Tehrir (HT).Brig Khan was arrested in May last year, while four army majors were also arrested a day later for their alleged links with HT. He is also accused of attempted mutiny.Brig Khan’s lawyer Colonel (r) Inamur Raheem confirmed that the court martial proceedings had concluded and the final verdict would be announced in a few days. He said five witnesses from the prosecutors and two from defence were present during the proceedings.The prosecution witnesses in their recorded statements told the court that the accused had urged them to stage a rebellion against the state to materialise the dream of setting up a Caliphate. The military court, on completing the proceedings, will draft a written order and send it to the commanding officer, a major general in Sialkot, under whose supervision the proceedings have been conducted.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 Tuesday, but maintained that it had not received any reply from the Ministry of Defence, announcing the resumption of hearings after summer vacations.