Court sends PTI female workers on judicial remand
By News Desk
September 5, 2023 12:18 PM
Rejecting the investigation officer’s (IO) request for an extension in the physical remand of diehard PTI workers, including fashion designer Khadija Shah, Aliya Hamza Malik, Sanam Javed and Ayesha Bhatta in May 9 violence case, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday sent them to jail on further 14-day judicial remand, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Judge Abhar Gul Khan heard the case.
Earlier, the police produced the suspects on the completion of their physical remand.
Speaking on the occasion, the IO said that sections related to inciting people to violence and sedition had been inserted in the case registered against the ladies; therefore, extension be granted in their physical remand.
Opposing the IO’s request, the female workers said there was no need for an extension in the physical remand since they had already been sent to jail on physical remand, and still nothing had been recovered from them.
A case had been registered against them for vandalizing and burning Lahore’s Jinnah House on May 9.
Court to hear bail pleas of PTI workers on Sept 12
Also on Tuesday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) fixed for hearing the bail petitions filed by 28 suspects in the Jinnah House vandalism and arson case, including senior PTI leader and former Punjab governor Umar Sarfaraz Cheema, Sanam Javed, Farzana Sarwar and Nadeem Asghar, on September 12.
Thousands of people had come out on roads following the arrest of former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan by the Rangers personnel in Islamabad on May 9, 2023.
They went berserk, ransacked military and government buildings and even torched some of them in order to vent their anger at the authorities for taking into custody their beloved leader.
Reporter: Jamaluddin Jamali