Court rejects police request for 7-day extension in Gill’s physical remand
Rejecting Islamabad police’s petition for 7-day extension in the physical remand of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, a district and sessions court sent him on judicial remand.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill was arrested on August 9 in Islamabad after a sedition case was filed against him for inciting mutiny within the Pakistan Army. He has since been back-and-forth in police custody and at the PIMS hospital.
Islamabad Police had requested the District and Sessions Court to extend Shahbaz Gill’s physical remand for another 7 days, which was rejected by the court.
Shahbaz Gill was brought to the court after the 2-day physical remand.
The decision to reject physical remand was issued by Judicial Magistrate Malik Aman.
The Islamabad District and Sessions Court rejected the remand request of the Islamabad Police and sent the PTI leader to jail on judicial remand.
He was already facing sedition charges, but the Islamabad police — a day earlier — also registered a case against the PTI leader over possession of an illegal weapon.
He was booked in the case after police raided the incarcerated PTI leader’s room in Parliament Lodges late Monday — where they recovered weapons, a satellite phone, and foreign currency.