Shahbaz Gill has been granted bodily remand
A judicial Justice of the Peace on Wednesday granted police two days of bodily remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Shahbaz Gill after he was introduced at the entrance of a district and classes court docket in Islamabad.
The federal government had confirmed yesterday that Shahbaz Gill had been arrested on prices of sedition and inciting the general public in opposition to state establishments; nonetheless, the PTI claims that this was an “an abduction [and] not an arrest”.
Earlier right now, the police prevented journalists from getting into the courtroom claiming that the Justice of the Peace had ordered a ban on journalists.
In the meantime, Shahbaz Gill was introduced at the entrance of Judicial Justice of the Peace Umar Shabbir within the presence of the accused’s authorized counsel, Faisal Chaudhry. The police requested Shahbaz Gill’s bodily remand for 14 days whereas his lawyer opposed it.
“If we go to the excessive court docket we are going to go for a dismissal of the case,” stated advocate Faisal Chaudhry who additionally expressed concern over “blood stains on Shahbaz Gill’s garments”.
The legal professionals additionally advised the media that Shahbaz Gill “has advised the court docket that there’s a risk to his life if he’s despatched on bodily remand”.
PTI staff had been additionally heard sloganeering “Pakistan Military Zindabad [long live]” because the advocate spoke to the journalists.
Following the Justice of the Peace’s resolution, Shahbaz Gill advised media representatives that “it is a political case”, that the “Pakistan Military is probably the most sacred establishment” and “it’s crucial all of us respect the establishments”.
“There’s nothing to be ashamed of in my statements,” he stated whereas standing exterior the court docket, “the statements [were made] out of affection for the military […] weren’t meant to impress anybody […] solely spoke about these bureaucratic officers who had stated fallacious issues”.
Justice of the Peace Shabbir, nonetheless, authorized the police’s request and granted two days’ bodily remand. The court docket additionally ordered that Gill be introduced earlier than the court docket on August 12.
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