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Islamabad court rejects bail plea of Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad today rejected Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad’s plea of bail in an FIR involving his accusation against Asif Ali Zardari for hatching a conspiracy for assassination of PTI chairman Imran Khan.

A few days ago (Feb 2), Islamabad police arrested Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad in a case registered with the Aabpara police station.

At present, Sheikh Rasheed is on judicial remand and he requested the district and sessions court in Islamabad to grant him bail in this case, but the magistrate turned down his request.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court has given relief to Sheikh Rashid for suspending his arrest orders by Sindh and Balochistan police.

The court has stopped the Karachi and Balochistan police from taking any action against Awami Muslim League leader on the cases registered against in Karachi and Quetta.

On Monday, IHC Judge Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri took up for hearing the contempt of court petitions regarding Sheikh Rashid’s arrest and transfer to Karachi on Monday.

Counsel for Sheikh Rashid told the court that his client was tied to interrogate for six hours at an unknown location.

IHC Judge remarked, “I do not understand over the increasing number of cases against politicians where this process will stop. There were cases of terrorism against the information secretary and Managing Director of PTV, and now the same thing is happening against you.”

IHC Judge Justice Jahangiri questioned the legality of FIRs in different cities for the same incident.

Following the argument, the court ordered Karachi police and Balochistan police to halt proceedings against Sheikh Rashid.

The court adjourned the hearing till Feb 9 and issued notices to the bar councils, attorney general, and advocate general in this case.

Javed Mahmood
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