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Satellite phone matter: Islamabad Police seeks search warrant for Banigala

List of PTI leaders present at Banigala and media persons in contact on August 8 prepared, report

The Islamabad police have asked for the issuance of a search warrant for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s Banigala residence from the high command as well as a list of PTI leaders present at the house on August 8 along with media persons in contact with them has been made.

The process has been started in connection with the satellite phone recovered from Shehbaz Gill’s apartment at Parliament lodges, which has been sent for forensic examination, according to a media report.

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A media report quoting senior police officers has claimed that the list has been prepared using geofencing and phone call data to nominate them as conspirators.

According to the report, police officers have also claimed that PTI Chairman’s house and a landline were used in the crime and senior officers have been asked for permission for further proceedings after the approval alleged conspirators would be arrested.

The recovered satellite phone has been sent for forensic examination on basis of which its call logs, text messages and other data would be retrieved. The recovered pistol has also been sent for forensic examination to determine if it was used for any crime or not.

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Shehbaz Gill has filed an application for bail in a court in Islamabad. The additional district and session judge had adjourned the hearing because of the non-availability of records from the police as the investigating officer had gone to Karachi.

The court at first ordered the police to present the record within two hours and upon failure, the matter had been adjourned till today (Saturday).

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