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Pakistani police raid ex-PM Khan’s home, arrest 30 WGN Radio 720

Lahore, Islamabad (AP) — Pakistani police stormed the residence of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday, amid tear gas shelling after someone opened fire from the roof of the building. A person was arrested, officials said.

Suhail Sukhela, a senior police officer who is leading operations in Lahore’s posh neighborhoods, said the police were moving to remove the intrusion and blockade erected by Khan’s Telik-e-Insaf party and his rebellious supporters. said.

He said baton-wielding Khan supporters tried to resist the police by throwing stones and Molotov cocktails, but the officers kept moving until a man on the roof of Khan’s residence opened fire. .

Sukhera said police had broken open the front door of Khan’s residence and found masks, bottles of gasoline, iron bars and batons used in attacks on police that week. An illegal structure was erected inside the sprawling residence to protect those involved in the attack on police that injured dozens of police officers, Suhera said.

Witnesses said police fired tear gas to try to disperse Khan supporters and chased them to several homes near Zaman Park. Khan was expected to appear in court in Islamabad on Saturday.

Khan has been confined to his home in Lahore since Tuesday after failing to attend an earlier hearing in the case. For two days, they clashed with police wielding

Khan said in a video message during a road trip to Islamabad that despite his trip to the hearing, the government had planned to arrest him. Police said they broke into his residence in Lahore. He condemned the action and demanded that those responsible be punished.

Khan, the current opposition leader, was ousted in a no-confidence vote in parliament last April. He is accused of selling state gifts and hiding assets during his tenure. This is one in a string of cases the former cricket star turned Islamist politician has faced since he was ousted.

The 70-year-old also claims his removal from power was part of a conspiracy by his successor, Prime Minister Shabazz Sharif, and the United States. Deny.

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