A local court in Islamabad sent Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on two-day physical remand in a case registered against him for throwing baseless allegations against former President Asif Ali Zardari.
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.
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His nephew and former MNA Rashid Shafiq confirmed reports of Sheikh Rasheed’s arrest by police.
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.
Today AML Chief was presented before Islamabad local court Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir’s where the police requested an eight-day physical remand of Rasheed.
Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir rejected the police’s plea for 8-day physical remand and approved two-day physical remand.
While hearing, AML Chief Rasheed told the court that he’s been appointed as the federal minister at least 16 times and asked the court his handcuffs be removed.
After this, the court ordered police to unlock Former Minister Rashid’s handcuffs.
Shiekh Rasheed’s lawyer Abdul Razzaq began his arguments, saying that his client was arrested in a politically motivated case.
“The case against Rasheed was registered at 8 pm on Wednesday night. The police had arrested Rasheed against the high court’s orders,” he told the court.
The prosecutor then told the court that Sheikh Rasheed tried to create “threats” for the family members of the Zardari for levelling allegations against his client.
Case Aginst AML Chief
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).
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, Police Shifted Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to Abpara Police Station Islamabad.
Sources said that PPP’s Rawalpindi Division President Raja Inayat-ur-Rehman had 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.
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