A man was allegedly caught from Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence in Islamabad as he attempted to install a “spy device” in Imran’s bedroom.
The employee is said to be one of the home servants.
The chief of staff of the former premier, Dr Shahbaz Gill, handed over the suspect, an employee of Banigala, to the police, according to Dawn report.
On the other hand, the police on Sunday decided to conduct a medical test on the suspect.
A PTI worker, wishing not to be quoted, said the security head of Banigala was informed that an employee was installing some device in the bedroom of Imran Khan.
“Immediate action was taken and the employee, who used to do cleaning work in Banigala, was caught and a device recovered from him. Later, Mr Gill handed over the suspect to the police along with the device,” he claimed.
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“The PTI chairman and a number of other leaders of the party have already alleged that Imran Khan’s life is in danger. Security agencies initially took some steps but later eased down,” he said.
When contacted, PTI legislator from Islamabad Ali Awan told Dawn that everyone knew how important was the life of the PTI chairman and efforts were being made to assassinate him.
“Just a month back, efforts were made to arrest Imran Khan and a contingent of police along with a prison van was sent to Banigala. Later, First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered against him and some journalists. It is unfortunate that the government is not willing to provide security to the former prime minister and chairman of the largest political party of Pakistan,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Gill told media that the suspect had been working in the PTI chief’s residence for the last six years and that was why “he was paid to install the device in the bedroom.”
He alleged that Rs50,000 were given to the employee and he was told that once information started coming, more money will be given to him.
Mr Gill said all intelligence and law enforcement agencies were already informed about the threats to the life of Mr Khan.
It may be noted that Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah has already rejected claims that Imran Khan’s life was under threat and said he was enjoying the security of the prime minister’s level.