Imran Khan booked for forcing police to release his party workers

ISLAMABAD- Opposition leader and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has been booked for forcing police to release his party workers arrested in violation of Section 144 here, officials said today.

"We have registered a case against him in Bani Gala police station for interfering in police work and forcibly releasing the prisoners," police spokesman Naeem Ahmed said.

Police has registered an FIR in Secretariat police station under section 144 against Imran Khan for forcefully freeing his workers from Islamabad police.

The former cricketing star was coming out of his house yesterday when he saw about 15 of his supporters were being shifted to a nearby police station. On seeing Khan, the workers cried for help. Khan then stopped police vehicles and forced them to release his supporters. The spokesman said that Khan's supporters were arrested for violating section 144 which was imposed in the capital.

Already several criminal cases have been registered against Khan since his arrival here with thousands of his party workers to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit. Khan has not been arrested in any case so far but police plan to move against him once the protests are over.

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