District and sessions court of Islamabad has sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill on judicial remand after rejecting the plea of Islamabad police for a seven-day extension in physical remand.
The police had demanded a seven-day remand extension in the sedition case Gill is facing, while they also asked the court to grant judicial remand of the PTI leader in a case pertaining to unlicensed weapons.
Shahbaz Gill was arrested on August 9 after a sedition case was filed against him for inciting mutiny in the army.
The extension in physical remand was strongly opposed by Gill’s lawyers. After hearing the arguments, the court reserved the verdict and announced it a few moments later.
Before the start of today’s hearing, Gill’s lawyer Faisal Chaudhry had told the court that he intended to get a power of attorney signed.
Gill was arrested on August 9 under sections 34, 109, 120, 121, 124-A, 131, 153, 505, 506 and Section 201 of the PPC was also added later.
On the other hand, IHC has also directed the interior ministry to conduct inquiry into allegations of torture against Shahbaz Gill saying that cannot be ignored.
The IHC also adjourned Shahbaz Gill’s plea for expulsion of sedition charges indefinitely.