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Shahbaz Gill is returned to custody by an Islamabad court on judicial remand.

Shahbaz Gill, the leader of the PTI and Imran Khan’s chief of staff, was remanded to prison on judicial remand on Wednesday after a district and sessions court rejected the Islamabad police’s request for an extension in the physical detention of the man.

Aman Malik, a judicial magistrate, heard the application for a seven-day extension of the remand in a sedition case. In addition, the police sought the court to grant the PTI leader judicial remand in an arms recovery case.

After a sedition case was launched against him for encouraging rebellion inside the Pakistan Army, Gill was detained on August 9 in Islamabad. Since then, he has alternated between being in police custody and being hospitalised at PIMS.

The Islamabad police had earlier filed a case against the PTI politician for possessing an illegal firearm, even though he was already charged with sedition.Police searched the PTI leader’s room at Parliament Lodges late on Monday and found guns, a satellite phone, and foreign currency. He was then arrested in connection with the case.

The defence team for PTI vehemently objected to the prosecution’s request for an extension of the remand. The court heard the arguments, withheld its decision, and then quickly announced it.

The PTI leader was placed on judicial detention by the court in the sedition and arms recovery cases.The PTI has repeatedly urged that the party leader be granted bail, claiming that while in police detention, he is being subjected to humiliation, torture, and sexual abuse.

Gill also disclosed to press that he had experienced sexual assault during the search of his home at Parliament Lodge.The party leader claimed that he was not given asthma medication, but the federal administration and police have dismissed the claims.

In addition, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for a swift, impartial, and open investigation into the alleged mistreatment of Gill while she was in police custody.