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Red Zone firing incident: PTI MPA’s husband detained, judge suspended

ISLAMABAD: The federal police have detained the husband of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Abida Raja under charges of assault against an additional session judge of Islamabad court Jahangir Awan.

According to details, a case has been registered against Abida’s spouse, Chaudhry Khurram, citing the medical report of the assistant session judge.

Meanwhile, the Islamabad High Court has also suspended the additional session judge. A notification for his suspension from the post was issued by the Registrar of the IHC.

It is pertinent to mention here that the husband of the PTI MNA Abida Raja on Sunday thrashed Additional Session Judge Malik Jahangir at Shahra-e-Dastoor in Islamabad.

Chaudhry Khurram, at first had an argument with the Judge following an overtaking incident. According to the CCTV footage, Khurram became violent during the argument and slapped the judge.

Following this, Judge Awan fired shots near the legs of the MPA’s husband in an attempt to make him stand down. “I opened fire to protect myself after two men attacked me and punched me on the head, nose, and lips,” Awan said.

The additional session judge was shifted to PIMS hospital where medical examination found that he suffered from a fracture in his leg. The police informed that the incident took place at a petrol pump opposite the Foreign Office building on Constitutional Avenue.

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