Wife of Gill’s driver granted bail

Bail was granted against a bond of Rs30,000 before the accused was released from police custody


Our Correspondent August 12, 2022
PTI leader Shahbaz Gill's assistant's wife had been arrested during a raid on a house the couple was staying at. PHOTO: Express

ISLAMABAD:

A judicial magistrate in Islamabad on Friday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill's assistant Izhar's wife, Mehreen, who had been arrested along with her husband under charges of rioting, assaulting a police party and theft during a raid on the house she was staying in.

The police had confirmed in the FIR that the raid was conducted after Gill revealed during the course of interrogation that he had handed over his mobile phone to his driver, Izhar, when he was being arrested. The phone contains considerable matter regarding the case against the PTI leader.

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However, the raid had descended into a ruckus after the couple started to create commotion and called five to six more people from inside the house who attacked the police party, put up resistance, began creating a hue and cry, and threatened the police party.

Meanwhile, amid condemnations, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police had stated that the raid conducted on PTI leader Shahbaz Gill’s driver’s house was ‘legal’.

Earlier today, the magistrate heard Mehreen's request for bail, which was granted against a bond of Rs30,000. Later, the court also ordered her release.

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