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Imran Khan avoids capture once more, as the Lahore High Court suspends police operations till tomorrow

The Lahore High Court (LHC) stopped police operations against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday, ruling that the police should not take any action against the former cricketer until Wednesday.

The LHC bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Atir Mahmood issued the order while hearing a petition filed by Khan’s counsel seeking a restraining order against the police.

The court asked the police to submit a written reply on Wednesday, after which the petition would be taken up.

Earlier, the police had launched an operation against Khan and had tried to enter his residence in the posh Bani Gala locality of Islamabad in order to arrest him in connection with a case related to a rally held in Lahore in 2014.

However, Khan’s counsel argued that the police had no warrant and hence could not enter his residence. The court accepted the plea and restrained the police from taking any action against Khan till Wednesday.

Khan had earlier been arrested in connection with the 2014 rally, but had been released on bail. He is currently facing charges of inciting violence and creating law and order problems in the city.