Petition seeking Gill’s physical remand filed in IHC

Detained PTI leader files petition seeking post-arrest bail

By: News Desk
Published: 11:32 AM, 13 Aug, 2022
Shahbaz Gill on Saturday submitted a petition to a sessions court in Islamabad seeking his post-arrest bail
Caption: Shahbaz Gill
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Police on Saturday submitted a petition to the Islamabad High Court seeking physical remand of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill after rejection of their appeal by the sessions court yesterday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The petition requested the IHC to declare the decision of the lower courts pertaining to granting the judicial remand of Gill null and void.

On Friday, the district and sessions court rejected the petition of Islamabad police seeking physical remand of the PTI leader. But the police later filed a review plea against the decision which was again rejected by the court and it sent Gill to jail on judicial remand

Earlier, PTI leader and Imran Khan’s chief of staff Shahbaz Gill on Saturday submitted a petition to a sessions court in Islamabad seeking his post-arrest bail. 

Gill filed his petition through PTI lawyers Faisal Chaudhry and Ali Bukhari. 

In his petition, he said that the government registered a case against him to settle political scores with the PTI. He stated that the police could not prove any allegation against him during investigation. 

A false First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged for political gain, the petitioner said pleading with the court to accept his post-arrest bail. 

The district and sessions court on Friday rejected a plea by the police to extend the physical remand of Shahbaz Gill and sent him to jail on judicial remand

In his written judgement, the sessions court judge said that the court could not allow the physical remand of Shahbaz Gill owing to lack of substantial proofs.

Islamabad police on Tuesday arrested Gill from Banigala Chowk on charges of sedition and inciting public against state institutions and their heads. 

An FIR was registered against the PTI leader on behalf of the state under sections 34 (common intention), 109 (abetment), 120 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 121 (waging war against state), 124-A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny, or attempt to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty), 153 (provoking to cause riot), 505 (statement conducing to public mischief) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani