PTI’s Shahbaz Gill brought to Islamabad court with oxygen support in ambulance
PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who has been facing a number of cases since his controversial remarks about the Pakistan military’s top brass, was brought to an Islamabad district and sessions court with oxygen support in an ambulance.
A district and sessions court of Islamabad has postponed the indictment of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case registered against him for inciting mutiny within the army.
Earlier, PTI leader was admitted to Lahore Services Hospital due to breathing problem, according to reports, he was facing difficulty in breathing and coughing.
Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi and Shahbaz Gill’s lawyer Burhan appeared before Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Supra.
The lawyer of co-accused, Ammad Yusuf, said that his client has contracted malaria, applied for an exemption from attendance through his lawyer. He said that his client contracted malaria and should be excused from the hearing.
At this, the Judge remarked that it seems that there is a twist as Shahbaz Gill came from Lahore by ambulance and Ammad Yusuf was not able to come from Karachi.
The medical report of Yusuf was presented before the court by the lawyer.
However, the court rejected the application and issued a bailable arrest warrant against Yusuf, and adjourned the indictment proceedings against Gill and Ammad till January 2.
The court directed all the accused to ensure attendance at the next hearing.
Earlier, PTI chairman Imran Khan’s ex-chief of staff was detained by the Islamabad Police on August 9 on charges of sedition and inciting people against state institutions after he made a controversial statement on the private news channel.
On August 9, the police arrested Shahbaz Gill from the federal capital in a sedition case.
A case of sedition has been registered against Shehbaz Gill in Islamabad’s Kohsar police station on the complaint of the city magistrate.
PTI leader had sought post-arrest bail saying that he was subjected to torture.
Adiala Jail officials and PIMS medical board confirmed that Gill was subjected to torture, the petition said adding that Gill must be released from prison until the court give a final judgment in the sedition case. On September 14, the Islamabad High Court granted bail to Shahbaz Gill against surety bonds worth Rs500,000.