IHC, IK cipher case bail plea to be heard in open court

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Islamabad: 4 October 2023: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) said on Wednesday that while the hearing of PTI Chairman Imran Khan's bail request in the cipher case will take place in open court, "sensitive information" would be discussed behind closed doors.

The judgement was made as the IHC rejected the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) request for in-camera deliberations about the PTI chief's bail bid in the case.The diplomatic document that allegedly vanished from Imran's possession is the subject of the cipher case. According to the PTI, it featured a US threat to remove the party head from power.

On August 5, 2023, Imran was transferred to the Attock prison after a judge gave him a three-year prison term in the Toshakhana graft case. Following the suspension of the sentence, it had emerged that he had been on judicial remand in the cipher case.On September 26, both PTI leaders’ judicial remand was extended until October 10 and as per the IHC’s orders, the PTI chief was shifted to Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail from Attock district jail.

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