Court rejects Gill’s post-arrest bail plea in sedition case

ISLAMABAD   -   Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Is­lamabad Zafar Iqbal on Tuesday has dismissed the bail petition of Dr Shehbaz Gill, the chief of staff of former premier Imran Khan, in a mutiny case.

Earlier, the judge had reserved his verdict on last Monday after the prosecution and defence completed their arguments in the sedition case registered with police station Kohsar against Gill. The judge remarked that keeping in view opinion/statement of the accused, peculiar cir­cumstances and above said provision of law, pri­ma facie, the accused has, at least, committed the offence under Section 131 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) which falls within prohibitory clause of section 497 CrPC and no codal formality un­der section 196 CrPC is required for lodging of FIR for the offence

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