ISLAMABAD – A district & sessions court in the federal capital on Saturday once again deferred the indictment of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill in the sedition case.
Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sipra has put off the indictment till May 6 on the request of Shahbaz Gill & his legal team.
During the hearing, the judge asked: “You are going abroad & when will you return”. The PTI leader pleaded the court to show some leniency as he needed to go abroad. Later, Judge Sipra deferred the process of framing charges against him till May 6(Saturday).
It is recalled that the LHC earlier this week allowed Gill to travel to the US for 4 weeks.
A 3-member LHC(Lahore High Court) bench heard the petition field against the inclusion of Gill’s name in the ECL. The high court allowed Mr Gill to travel abroad for 1 time & also sought a response from the federal government regarding the inclusion of Shahbaz Gill’s name in the ECL.
The sedition case was registered against the PTI(Pakistan Tahreek Insaf) stalwart after he made controversial remarks on a private news channel last year allegedly aimed at creating a divide in armed forces.
He was also arrested in August last but later he was released on bail granted by the IHC.