‘It was a trap to kill me’, Imran again claims

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Says ‘unknown men’ were stationed outside FJC

PTI Chairman Imran Khan alleged on Monday that a “trap” had been laid out at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC), where he arrived on Saturday to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case, adding that “na maloom afraad” (unknown people) had been stationed outside to kill him.

Hours-long clashes were reported between PTI workers and the capital police on Saturday after the former prime minister arrived at the FJC to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case. A day ago, Imran alleged that he did not disembark from his vehicle at the FJC because “unknown people” were positioned there with plans to kill him.

In a video address on Moday, Imran showed a video of a large number of people gathered inside the FJC alongside police officials in riot control gear. He questioned why such people were allowed inside the complex and called on Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial to take notice.

“I say again to my CJP that what happened with me at the FJC, it was a plan to kill me — a trap. When you investigate these na maloom afraad (unknown people) then you will find out yourself what their plan was.

“It wasn’t [to put me in] jail but to kill [me]. If I keep being exposed like this then it won’t take too long, they will be successful and then who will be responsible?”

Imran said that the men clad in plain shalwar kameez were present as he began to enter the judicial complex, adding that “police suddenly started attacking us and then a colleague of mine quickly came and signaled [for us] to escape”.

“Why did he signal [for us] to escape? Because he understood this was a trap.”

Imran further said that the purpose of the “approximately 20” men was to carry out another attempt on his life. “I know who they were and what their purpose was.