Shahbaz Gill files bail petition in sedition case
Senior PTI leader Shahbaz Gill on Thursday filed a petition seeking bail in the sedition case filed against him, in a district and sessions court in Islamabad where the case is currently under trial.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill 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.
Shahbaz Gill has filed a petition in the Islamabad District and Sessions Court through his legal team consisting of his lawyer Faisal Chaudhry and others.
Shahbaz Gill has taken a stand in the petition that the case against him was made on the basis of illegal intentions and political animosity, adding that, some parts of his statement have been distorted and included in the FIR.
The arrested leader of PTI has taken a stand in the petition that he has graduated from the highest universities, has been teaching in the educational institutions of America and Europe and no case can be made against him under the provisions mentioned in the document.
The PTI has repeatedly demanded that the party leader be released on bail, alleging that he faced humiliation, torture and sexual abuse in police custody.
Yesterday, the Islamabad District and Sessions Court rejected the request of the Islamabad Police to extend the physical remand of Shahbaz Gill and sent him to jail on judicial remand.
On August 9, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a show-cause notice to the private TV channel for airing controversial statement by former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill in its show, saying that: his [Gill’s] statement ‘was tantamount to inciting feelings of mutiny in the ranks of the armed forces’.
During a conversation with private News Channel, Shahbaz Gill alleged that the federal coalition government was trying to incite the lower and middle ranks of the army against PTI.
He said that the families of the officers posted in these positions in the army support Imran Khan and his party, which increases the anger of the government.