Sheikh Rasheed’s post-arrest bail application rejected

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ISLAMABAD: Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir of local court in Islamabad on Tuesday rejected post-arrest bail plea of AWM leader Sheikh Rashid in a case related to accusations against Asif Zardari for plotting assassination. Sheikh Rashid has announced to challenge the verdict in Session Court.

Earlier, a district and sessions court sent Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid on judicial remand for 14 days. Rashid, a close aide of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PIT) Chairman Imran Khan, is facing serious charges as he leveled allegations against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari for plotting to assassinate Khan.

During today’s proceedings, Rasheed’s counsel maintained that his client has not hurled accusations but quoted the former premier, who is facing life threats. He also raised questions about swift action against the former interior minister.

He further said that investigators had found nothing suspicious during the physical remand of Sheikh Rashid, and accused opponents of pressurizing Islamabad police to book him in cases.

Judicial Magistrate Umer Shabbir heard the case and reserved the verdict what was pronounced after 3pm today, rejected the post-arrest bail plea.

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