Court rejects Sheikh Rashid’s bail plea
Murree court sends AML leader to jail on 14-day judicial remand
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A local court in Islamabad has rejected a bail application of Awami Muslim League (AML) leader and former federal minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Pronouncing the verdict reserved earlier on Thursday, Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sipra rejected the plea for post-arrest bail.
It may be mentioned that Sheikh Rashid, 72, was detained last week from his residence on a complaint filed by the PPP Rawalpindi Division vice-president. He is being tried under several sections related to criminal conspiracy, promoting enmity between different groups, and statements conducing to public mischief.
Murree court sends AML leader to jail
A local court of Murree on Thursday sent Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad to jail on 14-day judicial remand, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Murree police had sought three-day physical remand of the former interior minister. An FIR was registered against Sheikh Rashid Ahmad with Murree Police Station.
The AML chief was presented in court in tight security amid chilly weather and rain.
Sardar Raziq advocate and Shabbir Muhammad Malik appeared before court on behalf of Sh Rashid Ahmad.
Reporters Ehtisham Kiyani and Haider Ali