Lahore CCPO claims Khadija Shah incited people to riot on May 9.

LAHORE -- Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore claimed on Monday that designer Khadija Shah was involved in inciting people to create a law and order situation and cause anarchy and chaos in response to the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan on May 9.

The CCPO said this before the Lahore High Court (LHC), which was hearing Khadija's plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against police higher ups for arresting her in connection with another FIR.

The petitioner claimed that the police deceived the court by submitting that only two FIRs were lodged against her in response to Khadija's petition seeking details of FIRs registered against her.

Khadija maintained that after the LHC division bench granted her bail in two FIRs, she was arrested in another FIR.

In the first round of proceedings, the law officer told the court that Shah had been arrested for allegedly abetting in Rahat Bakery arson case.

At this, Khadija's counsel argued that the LHC had granted her bails in two FIRs, adding that the police had submitted in its report that she was named in two FIRs only. It is astonishing that the police had earlier revealed two FIRs before the court but have now arrested Khadija in a third one, contended the petitioner.

LHC's Justice Ali Baqar Najafi directed the CCPO Lahore to appear before the court to respond to how and why the petitioner was arrested in another FIR.

After the CCPO Lahore appeared, Justice Najafi asked in which cases the petitioner had been nominated. The CCPO replied she was wanted in two FIRs.

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He told the court that some accused persons in their statements, recently arrested in connection with May 9 riot cases, revealed that Khadija had incited them to create a law and order situation, spread anarchy and chaos in case former prime minister Imran was arrested.

Justice Najafi adjourned the proceedings till October 24 seeking...

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