IHC To Take Up Gill's Petition Seeking Post-Arrest Bail.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will Monday (today) take up Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill petition seeking his post-arrest bail in a sedition case registered against him.

A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah will conduct hearing of Gill's petition, wherein, the PTI leader adopted the stance that evidence of torture was found on him and thus, the court may grant him post-arrest bail in this matter.

Earlier, a local court in the capital had turned down his bail plea this week and observed that despite being a responsible person, Gill made a sensational statement that was enough to disturb the harmony and discipline of the Pakistan Army. In an eight-page verdict, an Additional Sessions Judge said that Gill was a leader of a popular national-level party PTI and he had not made the said statement in an indoor meeting. The court order said that the accused had prima facie committed a crime under Section 131, which was a non-bailable offense and that there was solid evidence on record against him.

After rejection of bail plea, the PTI leader moved the IHC and cited SHO Kohsar, City Magistrate and others as respondents in the petition. He stated that on August 17, a medical board consisting of senior doctors of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) conducted an examination and according to both, the medical board of Adiala Jail and PIMS, evidence of torture was found on the petitioner and therefore the court may grant post-arrest bail. The petitioner requested the court that the bail may be granted to the PTI leader till the final decision of the case. Gill maintained that the case registered against him was politically motivated with ulterior motives and malafide intentions.

Gill argued that for charges under mutiny and sedition, approval and sanction of the federal government is a pre-requisite and claimed that neither the same was granted in this case.

He contended that without permission and sanction, the very registration of a first information report, followed by arrest, detention and remand...

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