The Islamabad District and Sessions Court on Wednesday granted police forty eight hours to interrogate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill to complete their investigation.
District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry heard the case.
During the hearing on Wednesday, Gill’s assistance Salman Safdar and Special Prosecutor Raja Rizwan Abbasi their argument on the government’s review attraction for PTI leader’s physical remand.
Special prosecutor said that the police was initially granted two-day physical remand. On the expiry of remand, the police had requested for extension in remand.
Abbasi stated that the investigators desire to conduct Gill’s polygraph take a look at as he continues lying.
He stated Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir had rejected the police’s request for the extension in his physical remand. The prosecutor maintained that the police is yet to recover Gill’s cellular phone which has all the material relevant to the case.
The investigation officer had informed the court of the magistrate that except making the recovery, the police also prefer to look at the matter from one of a kind angles. It is but to decide who permitted the script that Gill examine from, he added.
Gill’s counsel Salman Safdar they have now not been provided with the copies of statements recorded during the remand.
A case used to be registered based on the part of his speech, he said.
A sedition case can now not be registered without the approval of the federal government, Safdar said. The court should ask the prosecutor to inform if the permission used to be taken from the government, he added.
After listening to the arguments, the court awarded the police Gill’s two-day physical remand.
Earlier on August 16, the IHC had ordered the lower court judge to hear the government’s appeal again in a case pertaining to granting Gill’s physical remand.
The court had additionally directed that the lower court announce the decision on the same day, however to no avail.
On August 15, the IHC had asked Gill to put up a response, to the government’s plea to award his custody to the police.
He was once arrested via the police on charges of inciting insurrection in the navy on August 9 and is currently in jail on judicial remand.
During the hearing, Islamabad Attorney General Jahangir Khan Jadoon requested the excessive court to suspend the sessions court order disallowing extension in Gill’s physical remand.
On August 10, an Islamabad court sent Gill on a two-day physical remand. The police had requested for 14-day remand.
Requesting the court for a two-week remand, police had said that they have to get better Gill’s mobile phone and the paper he was reading from.
Police had also stated that they have to investigate if the program Gill participated in was conducted at someone’s behest.