ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court in Islamabad today gave to police two days physical remand of Shehbaz Gill in sedition case.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s chief of staff, Dr Gill was presented before the court on Monday after being discharged from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital. PIMS doctors declared Gill physically fit.
Shehbaz Gill was arrested on August 9 from Banigala Chowk over charges of inciting mutiny among public against the ranks and files of Pakistan Army by issuing instigating remarks in a TV programme of ARY TV which has also been banned for airing this programme.
The PTI lawyer contended that Gill was tortured in incarceration and was not medically fit to face physical remand. The police, however, insisted for remand of Gill for further investigation of the case.
The court had deemed the condition of Gill “not okay” and ordered to keep him at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for a reassessment of his health till today.
Upon resumption of the hearing, the court inquired about the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) over PTI’s plea against an extension in Gill’s physical remand.