Islamabad court hands over Sheikh Rashid to Murree police

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: A court in the federal capital handed over Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed to the Murree police after approving his one-day transit remand in a case related to interference in official affairs.

On Feb 3, Mr Ahmed was booked by the Murree police for interfering in official affairs and resisting his arrest a day after he was taken into case for alleging former president Asif Ali Zardari of hatching a plot to assassinate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

The close ally of the PTI, who was sent on 14-day judicial remand last week in Zardari-related case, was produced before the district and sessions court where the Murree police sought transit remand of the AML chief.

However, Mr Ahmed’s lawyer Ali Bukhari said a judicial magistrate had also rejected an identical petition for the transit remand. The prosecutor told the judge that the police needed to produce the senior politician in a court in Murree.