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A court in Islamabad has denied a request to extend Shahbaz Gill’s physical remand in a sedition case.

An Islamabad court on Friday denied a police request to extend the physical remand of prominent PTI politician Shahbaz Gill, who had previously appeared in court after his two-day custody in a sedition case had ended. During the early morning hearing, the court, however, granted a judicial remand while pronouncing the verdict it had reserved earlier.

Gill had previously appeared in court following the completion of a two-day remand in a sedition case. During the hearing, the police requested that Gill’s remand be extended. The investigative officer informed the court that a CD of the private TV channel’s show in which Gill made anti-army statements had been obtained, and that the audio evidence matched.According to a spokeswoman for the Islamabad police, Shahbaz Gill was arrested on August 9 for “inciting the public against state institutions.”

A treason case was filed against him at Kohsar Police Station under several sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, including 124-A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor, or airman from his duty), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot if rioting is committed; if not committed), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups, etc