Islamabad, Apr. 18 (ANI): An altercation took place between miscreants and police personnel outside Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan's Bani Gala residence, on Wednesday evening.
A PTI statement by central information secretary Dr Shireen Mazari said that as many as 100 miscreants allegedly put Khan and his family's lives at risk while the police and local administration did not respond "despite repeated calls", reports The Express Tribune.
The statement claimed that Khan's brother-in-law was beaten and his female family members were abused as the house gate collapsed under pressure from the hordes of attackers who "reached his house because no police protection was provided despite repeated demands".
Police officials though contradicted the official PTI account that no security was present outside Imran's house.
The police in-charge deployed at the site said that they called for police reinforcements, but the protesters, following a brief verbal exchange, withdrew.
A police officer however maintained that appropriate security arrangements were in place at the residence of the PTI chief.
No arrests were made.
The PTI statement condemned the incident and sought immediate resignation of the caretaker interior minister for deliberately failing to provide security to Khan despite repeated formal requests by the Party leadership. (ANI)