PESHAWAR, July 14: Former world squash champion Jansher Khan, his brother-in-law and four others were sent to prison on Friday by the court of judicial magistrate Ziaur Rehman.
Jansher Khan and his brother-in-law Mahboob Khan were arrested on Thursday after an additional and sessions judge dismissed their pre-arrest bail petitions in a case of trespass and attack on a woman.
Four rivals of Jansher Khan — Abdul Shakoor, a retired air force official, and his nephews Kamran, Arif and Asif — were also sent to the prison by the judicial magistrate. Jansher Khan had accused them of attacking him.
All the six accused were produced before the court by police. The police did not seek physical custody of the accused and the court decided to send them to prison.
A bail petition will be moved on behalf of Jansher Khan by his counsel on Saturday.
An FIR was lodged against Jansher Khan, six times British Open champion, and four of his companions with the West Cantonment police on June 7 by Rukhsana Habib. She charged them with storming her house in the Lal Kurthi area.
The case was registered under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, including section 354A (stripping a woman), 448 (house trespass), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 (rioting) and 188 (disobedience to government order).
The complainant said her brother-in-law Abdul Shakoor, who was a friend of Jansher Khan, had borrowed Rs1 million from him in 2003 on condition that he would pay him interest on the bank rate. She said Mr Shakoor had given Jansher Khan documents of her house.
She said Mr Shakoor had paid Rs1.7 million to Jansher Khan, but he had been allegedly demanding Rs4 million.
The complainant alleged that Jansher Khan along with some accomplices had stormed her house and occupied it by dislodging her and her children.