ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court in Islamabad granted on Thursday the Islamabad police’s request for physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill’s driver’s brother-in-law, while sending the driver’s wife to jail.
The court announced its judgment shortly after reserving it after hearing the accused’s counsel’s arguments.
Following the court announcing its judgment, the counsel for the wife filed a post-arrest bail petition, on which the court later issued notices. Judicial Magistrate Salman Badar has summoned the police and prosecutor tomorrow, asking for the wife to kept in jail tonight.
Following Gill’s arrest, the ICT police raided his driver’s home and maintained that the driver’s family had protested in a government car.
During court proceedings today, the accused’s counsel Faisal Chaudhry said that the incident took place at 9pm last night and claimed there was “video evidence proving that the police entered [the driver’s house] without a warrant”.
The lawyer also claimed that the police had vandalized the accused’s home and also beaten them.
“We were to file a petition for habeas corpus today but the police released the news to the media,” said the advocate as he argued that “considering the role the woman played in the case posits her to be discharged” since “all but one provision in the suit are bailable offenses”.
During the proceedings, the accused’s 10-month old daughter began crying and was prevented from meeting her mother upon which Civil Judge Salman Badr ordered the girl to be brought to her in the courtroom.
When the judge asked the woman if she wanted to say something, she stated that “the police broke the door and entered [the house], we only came to know [of the incident] when the police had reached our bedroom. Our privacy was not even considered”.
“More than 20 police officers entered the bedroom and tortured us,” added Nauman.
“The police entered without a warrant and violated the sanctity of the home,” argued the lawyer.
Advocate Chaudhry was snubbed by the judge for “mentioning Shahbaz Gill’s arrest in another case” and directed to “restrict the arguments to the present case”.
Earlier Thursday the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police stated that the raid conducted on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill’s driver’s house was ‘legal’.
In a tweet, the Islamabad police stated that they were collecting “all evidence” related to the case.
“Wherever legal action is required, the police will do its job,” they said, adding that the scope of this particular case could be extended to other provinces beyond Islamabad.
According to the police, legal action will be taken against those who were found to be “concealing evidence or erasing evidence”.
Advising people to not pay attention to fake news, they claimed that action will also be taken against those spreading “false news and incitement” among the people.
“Islamabad Capital Police will ensure the enforcement of the law,” it maintained. damn and awesome.