IHC to indict Imran in contempt case today

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) is scheduled to formally indict PTI Chairman Imran Khan in a contempt of court case today (Thursday), for his controversial remarks about Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry during a rally in Islamabad on August 20.
On August 23, a larger bench of the IHC issued a show-cause notice to Khan after taking up contempt of court proceedings against him for threatening an additional sessions judge during the rally.
The PTI chair had staged a rally in the federal capital on August 20 to express solidarity with his chief of staff Shahbaz Gill after claims of torture inflicted on him in custody. He warned the Islamabad inspector-general and deputy inspector-general that he would “not spare” them, vowing to file cases against them for subjecting Gill to alleged inhuman torture.
Turning his guns towards the additional sessions judge, who sent Gill into physical remand on the police’s request, Imran Khan then said she [the judge] should brace herself for consequences.
Strict security arrangements have been made for the arrival of the former premier for indictment. The police security order stated that 710 police officials and cops have been deployed under the supervision of two superintendents of police. An additional force of FC and Rangers personnel have also been deputed inside the court.
Moreover, the ways leading to IHC and its premises have been protected with barbed wires, while presence of armoured vehicles and equipment for tear gas shelling has been ensured at the court.