Court announces verdict in Sh Rashid Ahmed remand case

Court announces verdict in Sh Rashid Ahmed remand case

A district and sessions court in Islamabad has rejected police’s request of extending physical remand of AML leader Sheikh Rashid and instead send him to jail on judicial remand.

Pronouncing the verdict reserved earlier, Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir ordered to send Sheikh Rashid to Adiala Jail on judicial remand, effectively rejecting prosecutor’s request for five-day extension in the physical remad.

Earlier, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was produced in the court in Islamabad after his two-day physical remand was expired.

The AML leader was arrested on Thursday last in connection with a complaint filed by PPP Rawalpindi Vice President Raja Inayat Ur Rehman in Islamabad's Aabpara Police Station for alleging that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari was hatching a plot to assassinate PTI chief Imran Khan.

Sheikh Rashid was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir on Saturday amid tight security.

The police again requested the court to approve AML leader’s physical remand for another five days. The police said they had carried out the voice matching test of Sheikh Rashid but photogrammetric test was still to be conducted for which further remand was required.