Shadman police station attack case: LHC rejects Yasmin Rashid, others bail plea
PTI leaders Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, Rubina Jameel judicial remand extended
By News Desk
September 5, 2023 06:13 PM
Lahore High Court on Tuesday denied bail to PTI-Punjab President Dr Yasmin Rashid and others in the Shadman Police Station attack case, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel.
A bench consisting of Justice Miss Alia Neelum and Justice Asjad Javed Gharal conducted the hearing on PTI leader Dr. Yasmin Rashid's bail application.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid has been accused of inciting the attack on Shadman police station, Lahore during the May 9 riots.
Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan and Advocate Muhammad Zia appeared in the court on behalf of the petitioners.
Assistant Prosecutor General Tahir Siddique and Rai Ahsan Ali appeared before the court on behalf of the Punjab government.
The public prosecutor contended to the court that new provisions have been added to the petitioners' cases - and they have to appear in the inquiry.
The counsels for the petitioners gave arguments for a grant of bail.
Justice Miss Alia Neelam held that the petitioners should join the investigation first – face the trial court and then apply for a bail petition.
Dr. Yasmeen Rashid approached the High Court for bail on 12 July 2023. She has sought bail in FIR No. 768/23 under Section Seven ATA, in the case of setting fire to Shadman police station during the May 09 riots.
In the application for bail, the government and Shadman Police Station were made parties.
Meanwhile, the Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Tuesday sent PTI leader Mian Mehmood-ur-Rashid to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. The police have demanded further physical remand of the accused.
The court ordered that Mian Mehmood-ul-Rashid should be produced again on September 19.
Judge Abher Gul Khan of the Anti-Terrorism Court conducted the hearing and PTI leader Mian Mehmood-ul-Rashid was produced on completion of his physical remand.
He is involved in a case pertaining to the May 9 riots. The case includes provisions for sedition, waging war, and inciting people to riot.
In another case, the Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court extended the judicial remand of former PTI MNA Rubina Jameel by 14 days.
Rubina Jameel was produced on completion of her judicial remand. The investigating officer requested the court for the judicial remand of the accused to be extended. He maintained that the accused Rubina Jameel and others are accused of Jinnah House attack and arson. “Their case challan is under preparation, therefore, their judicial should be extended.