Sheikh Rashid's Post-Bail Plea Rejected: Court Upholds Previous Judgment - Capital TV

May 28, 2023


Sheikh Rashid’s Post-Bail Plea Rejected: Court Upholds Previous Judgment

Anum Razzaque

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Capital’s court has rejected the post-bail plea of Sheikh Rashid, the Chairman of the Awami Muslim League (AML), in relation to the case involving allegations against the Co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

The Additional Session Judge, Tahir Abbas, announced the reserved judgment and upheld the previous ruling.

Sheikh Rashid challenged the order of the District and Session Judge, Omar Cheema, who granted him a 14-day judicial remand.

The lawyers representing Sheikh Rashid, Sardar Abdul Raziq, and Intazar Panjotha, along with the prosecutor Adnan, were present in court.

Arguments of Rashid’s Counsels

However, the prosecutor put forth its arguments before the court, stating that, Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan are the leaders of the biggest political parties in the country, and the allegations against Zardari could cause incitement.

The judge remarked that Sheikh Rashid reported that the meeting considered a plan to assassinate Imran. However, the court can only make decisions based on police records at this time.

“What evidence was provided by Sheikh Rashid in his accusations against Zardari?”

Abdul Raziq, Sheikh Rashid’s lawyer, informed the court that his client has confidence.

The counsel further stated that Asif Zardari had been charged with plotting the murders of Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto, and that the police must take appropriate action regarding these accusations.

The other lawyer of Sheikh Rashid, Intazar Panjotha, stated that Sheikh Rashid tweeted about Asif Zardari allegedly contacting two individuals for the assassination of Imran Khan.

However, the defamation case could be registered against Sheikh Rashid.

Meanwhile, the judge asked the investigating officer (IO) did the person who informed Sheikh Rashid about the assassination plot of Imran Khan was the part of the investigation.

IO stated that as Rashid lacked evidence for his allegations, Khan was not included in the investigation.

The lawyer for the plaintiff argued that Rashid’s statement could spread provocation on an international level and that it could incite hatred among overseas supporters.

The court announced its reserved verdict and rejected the post-bail petition submitted by Sheikh Rashid, following arguments from the lawyers and prosecutors.

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