The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to former federal minister and Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rasheed in a case of leveling allegations against former president Asif Ali Zardari.
The high court bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued the order for the release of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed over a Rs 50 thousand bail deposit.
As he got bail his social media team updates his fans and party worker via Twitter.
Former Federal Interior Minister and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was taken into custody by Punjab police in Rawalpindi in the early hours of Thursday 2nd February 2023.
His Nephew Rashid Shafiq said that a heavy contingent of Police along with black vigo reached the residence of AML chief Sheikh Rashid located in a private housing society of Rawalpindi and arrested him. He also alleged that police have not informed the family in which case Sheikh Rashid has been taken into custody.
Sheikh Rasheed Arrested over baseless allegations against PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
According to the Police officials, a bottle of liquor and a weapon has been recovered from Sheikh Rashid’s possession. Police claimed that Sheikh Rasheed has been arrested in a state of intoxication.
After his arrest, Sheikh Rasheed moved to a district and the sessions court where his bail petition was rejected.
Later he decided to move to Islamamabd High Court. In his petition, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad argued that he was arrested over his remarks against PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, but the former president has not filed any complaint against him.
He termed the case registered against him as Political victimization.
It is to be pertinent here that Sheikh Rasheed is booked under three sections — 120B (criminal conspiracy), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief).
Remember here one thing PPP’s Rawalpindi Division President Raja Inayat-ur-Rehman filed a case against the former federal minister in Islamabad’s Aabpara police station for the baseless allegations at former president Asif Ali Zardari for making a plan to assassinate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.