Sheikh Rashid handed over to police on two-day physical remand


Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed – Photo: File

The District and Sessions Court Islamabad sent Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to police custody on two-day physical remand.

Sheikh Rasheed, who was arrested last night, was presented in the court where the prosecutor requested for 8-day physical remand of Sheikh Rasheed.

After the arguments of the lawyers were completed, the court had reserved its decision on the request of physical remand of Sheikh Rashid.

However, while passing the verdict, the District and Sessions Court of Islamabad approved Sheikh Rasheed’s two-day physical remand.

The court rejected the request of the prosecutor for 8 days physical remand.

It should be noted that a case has been registered against Sheikh Rasheed for the statement of conspiracy to kill Imran Khan on Asif Zardari.

Under the provisions imposed on Sheikh Rasheed, he can be sentenced to 5 to 7 years in prison.

Three provisions have been imposed in the case against former Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed.

1 bailable and 2 non-bailable provisions have been imposed in the case against Sheikh Rasheed.

Bailable Section 120 is hate speech punishable with 6 months imprisonment or fine.

Section 153A is non-bailable for sedition, punishable by 5 years imprisonment.

The other non-bailable section 505 is for incitement to public which is punishable by 7 years imprisonment.

It should be noted that Awami Muslim League chief and former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed was arrested last night. Arms and liquor were recovered from their possession, after which they were transferred to Abpara police station in Islamabad.

Police officials claimed that Sheikh Rashid was intoxicated, expensive brand of liquor was recovered from his possession, besides M4 rifle, Kalashnikov and automatic gun were also recovered from Sheikh Rashid’s possession.

It should be noted that Sheikh Rasheed has challenged the summons notice in the police station in the Islamabad High Court.


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