Islamabad Additional District and Sessions Judge Ziba Chaudhary announced the reserved verdict in Shahbaz Gill physical remand plea by the federal government and granted two-day physical remand of Gill to Islamabad plea.
Islamabad Police via special prosecutor pleaded they needed physical remand of Gill to probe the matter further.
Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi argued more than one person were involved behind the statement given by PTI leader Shahbaz Gill. He also denied any torture on Gill during the police custody.
Special Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi informed the court that the judicial magistrate remanded Gill into police custody for two days but the investigation officer requested for an extension in the remand.
He said that the duty magistrate should have considered all aspects of the matter but he rejected the request. “How did he take Shahbaz Gill’s words as the final statement?” he asked.
Abbasi maintained that a remand of at least 10 days is granted in ordinary cases while this is a case of criminal conspiracy. He contended that the accused PTI leader is telling lies again and again and, therefore, further interrogation and a polygraph test is required.
Salman Safdar, Shahbaz Gill lawyer, claimed that Gill was tortured on private parts and he had evidence to cement his argument in the Court. He argued they were not provided with the case data. He argued that police needs physical remand.
Asad Umar also met Shahbaz Gill in Adiala Jail.