Sheikh Rashid handed over to Murree police on transit remand

A local court in Islamabad handed over Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid to Murree police on a one-day transitory remand on Wednesday in a case registered against him for threatening and manhandling police officers during a police raid

According to an FIR registered at the Murree police station, Rashid threatened policemen with dire consequences and assaulted a police constable, ripping his uniform

Rashid and his employees have been booked under sections 506 Appendix II, 553 and 185 of the PPC in the FIR, which states that he pointed a gun and hurled expletives at the policemen, threatening that he would not spare them

During the hearing on Wednesday, the former interior minister—who is a close ally of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)—claimed that a false case had been made against him

Also read: Islamabad court rejects Sheikh Rashid’s bail plea Judicial magistrate Riffat Mehmood inquired if the police had previously requested a transitory remand, to which they replied it was their first time

Rashid's counsel, Ali Bukhari, opposed the plea for transitory remand and said it had been rejected earlier as the proper procedure was not followed

Bukhari also questioned the police's need for a transitory remand, as they had already recovered everything from Rashid's house and taken his licensed weapons

The prosecutor told the court that Rashid is on a judicial remand and must be produced before the Murree court, which is why they were seeking the transitory remand

After listening to arguments from both sides, the judge granted police a one-day transitory remand to police

The court also ordered officials to ensure that Rashid is presented before the Murree court by 2pm on Thursday

Date:09-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link