On Sunday, a local court in the federal capital of Pakistan granted a one-day physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Ali Amin Gandapur, to the police in connection with a terrorism and sedition case against him. The court also directed the police to present him in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday.
Gandapur was handed over to the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police by a court in Dera Ismail Khan on Saturday. This was days after his arrest in the city in separate cases filed at Golra Police Station in the federal capital. On Sunday, the Islamabad police presented Gandapur before a duty magistrate’s court.
During the hearing, the prosecutor informed the court that Gandapur had to undergo a test, and the police had to collect evidence. According to the details of the First Information Report (FIR) against the PTI leader, he mentioned a plan to attack Islamabad in an audio clip linked to the case. The prosecutor further said that Gandapur had threatened to gather weapons to fight against the police. These offenses were serious in nature and non-bailable, the prosecutor added.
The prosecutor argued that the suspect could be sent on remand for up to 90 days, while Gandapur’s lawyer, Babar Awan, contended that the date and time mentioned in the FIR were of immense importance, but it did not mention the police or the individual responsible. Awan also pointed out that the police officer who felt “threatened” after Gandapur’s speech did not even file the case. He further stated that the former minister should not be presented in this court as it was a terror case.
The lawyer requested the court to discharge Gandapur from the case, adding that he was ready to listen to his client’s speech. However, he also asked the police to answer his question about whether a TV was switched on at Golra Police Station where the case was registered. Awan also asked about the progress of investigations as Gandapur had been under police custody for 24 hours. He moved the court to send the PTI leader on remand for only 24 hours so that he could be presented in an ATC.
The court approved only a day’s physical remand of Gandapur and directed the police to present him in an ATC on Monday.
In conclusion, Ali Amin Gandapur, a leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), has been granted a one-day physical remand by a court in Islamabad on Sunday. The court has directed the police to present him in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday in connection with the case. The case has sparked a lot of debate in Pakistan’s political circles, with many people taking different positions on the issue. The outcome of the case is yet to be determined.