Jail Bahro Tehreek: Asad Umar’s wife files petition for release
February 25, 2023 08:09 AM
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf general secretary Asad Umar’s wife on Friday filed a separate petition for her husband's release, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A petition for Asad’s release has already been filed in the court challenging his arrest by the Punjab police.
In the fresh petition, Asad Umar's wife Sofia Fatima made Lahore Deputy Commissioner, CCPO, IG Jail Punjab, and Superintendent of Jail parties and held them responsible for Asad Umar’s illegal arrest.
She in her petition maintained that PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced Jail Bharu Tehreek, a symbolic drive for the supremacy of the Constitution.
It is apprised to the court that Asad Umar is the general secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf.
Asad Umar along with other PTI leaders and activists gathered at Charing Cross, The Mall of Lahore on February 22.
The Police crackdown on them and detained Asad Umar and others illegally. Later the police shifted Asad to Dera Ghazi Khan jail in a vehicle with prisoners.
It is held that PTI arrested leaders should have been produced before the respective judges as per law, but the police did not.
Police detained Asad Umar on the instructions of the Deputy Commissioner, she alleged in her petition.
“It has come to know that the Deputy Commissioner has illegally issued the detention order.”
She added that she had tried to meet her husband in prison to enquire about his health but the lawmen did not allow it.
Sofia Fatima added that Asad Umar is a law-abiding citizen, not involved in anti-social activities. His detention should be declared illegal and released.