ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has rejected allegations of torture on Shahbaz Gill, the close aide of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in police custody.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday, he said the story of torture on PTI leader Shahbaz Gill had been orchestrated to divert attention from the original matter.
The interior minister said an FIR was lodged against Shahbaz Gill as per law for instigating army officers and soldiers, as the state cannot tolerate such malicious conspiracies.
He said Shahbaz Gill was produced before judicial magistrate within 24 hours and he was absolutely fine and did not complain of torture.
The minister said the medical board did not indicate any torture in its report on August 11.
Imran announces to move top court against Islamabad IG, DIG, magistrate
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said…
On August 21, Imran Khan had said his party would approach the Supreme Court (SC) against the Islamabad inspector general of police, deputy inspector general and the magistrate in the case pertaining to torture on PTI leader Shahbaz Gill.
Addressing the public gathering in Islamabad in protest against arrest of Shahbaz Gill, Imran Khan had said if case could be filed against Shahbaz Gill, then they were going to file cases against Khawaja Asif, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Rana Sanaullah and others too.
He had said the magistrate had remanded Gill into police custody and did not grant him bail despite knowing that he was oppressed.
“We will not spare you. We will file case against you. We will take action against you as well,” he had said asking if they feared arresting Fazlur Rehman.
“We are approaching the SC. I respectfully say to SC that the entire nation is looking towards you. It’s your responsibility to uphold rule of law,” he had said adding that all that happened was a show orchestrated by the mighty that “he” was superior to the law.
The PTI chief said when he asked Islamabad Police what they had done. They said they did nothing by themselves as they were hit by boot from behind, he maintained.
“I want to ask my neutral, if he really is a neutral. I want to tell him that it is a matter of Pakistan and you should stand with Pakistan, justice and not with the thieves. I want to tell u that you won’t succeed in imposing these thieves on us,” he said.