Islamabad court again defers Shahbaz Gill's indictment in sedition case

Court rejects Gill’s physical remand plea in sedition case


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday rejected the plea filed by police to further extend the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill’s physical remand.

Islamabad police sought to extend the remand of Shahbaz Gill’s body for seven days in the sedition case, but the court rejected the request and sent the PTI leader to judicial remand.

The PTI leader was brought to the Islamabad District and Conference Court today (Wednesday) after completing a two-day physical remand. The Islamabad police, together with the court, informed the court of the investigation and requested a further seven days of physical remand.

The prosecutor argued that they need to further investigate and therefore the remand should be extended.

It is pertinent to mention here that the court on Monday rejected Shahbaz Gill’s plea to be sent to jail on judicial remand and granted police another two-day physical remand.

Shahbaz Gill while talking in the courtroom said that no one is being allowed to meet him, adding that twelve people tied him up and shaved him, they also tried to feed him forcefully.

He further added that he was not even given new clothes to change and he could not bathe or even wash his face for five days.

The IHC judge remarked that the PTI leader has mentioned of violent treatment but he was not even handcuffed.

The court ordered a reappearance on August 24 and directed police to provide full facilities and make further arrangements for the accused to meet with lawyers and family members.

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