ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad Saturday sent Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed to jail on 14-day judicial remand. Islamabad police had arrested Sheikh Rashid in a case related to an allegation against former president Asif Ali Zardari.
Islamabad police presented Sheikh Rashid Ahmad in the court of Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir after completion of his two-day physical remand. The police requested the court for another five-day physical remand of the Sheikh Rashid. However, counsel for Sheikh Rashid opposed the police’s request and pleaded that the case should be dismissed.
The court rejected the request of police and sent Sheikh Rashid Ahmad to jail on 14 days judicial remand.
The AML chief was arrested by the Islamabad police in the early hours of Thursday from his home in a private housing society in the capital city. A case was registered against Sheikh Rashid on a complaint lodged by the vice president of PPP’s Rawalpindi chapter at the Aabpara police station.