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Court turns down lawyer’s request to meet Shahbaz Gill

Search for PTI chief Imran Khan's pointperson ongoing, sources say, as Gill's personal Twitter account remains active
Updated 11 Aug, 2022 08:24pm
<p>Image of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill in prison which was uploaded on his social media platform. Photo: Twitter/shabazgil</p>

Image of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill in prison which was uploaded on his social media platform. Photo: Twitter/shabazgil

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad rejected the plea of Shahbaz Gill’s lawyer Faisal Chaudhry to meet his client for legal matters.

Police said on Thursday that PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who was remanded to police custody a day earlier, confessed to making statements against the army.

The pointperson of PTI chief Imran Khan was arrested in dramatic circumstances on Tuesday, when law enforcers in plain clothes along with Islamabad police accosted his vehicle at a little distance from Imran’s Banigala residence on Tuesday.

A district and sessions court in Islamabad sent PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested by the Islamabad Police Tuesday on charges of sedition and inciting the public against state institutions, on two-day physical remand of police on Wednesday. Following the hearing, his lawyer said Gill had informed the court that his life could be under threat if he was handed over to the police on physical remand.

Police have since arrested Gill’s driver’s wife and his brother-in-law.

Sources within Islamabad police say that the driver was believed to be in possession of Gill’s primary phone. Gill’s Twitter account is still active and the police believe that Gill’s primary phone is being used for that purpose.

Medical report

Gill was not tortured during his time in police custody, according to the medical report received by Islamabad police.**

Gill underwent medical examination at the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims). A three-member medical conducted the examination and determined that Gill was not tortured while in police custody. Following his arrest and detention at the Banigala police station in Islamabad, PTI leaders had said that Gill was tortured.

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