Police raid Shahbaz Gill’s room in Parliament Lodges; recover weapons, satellite phone

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Police raid Shahbaz Gill’s room in Parliament Lodges

Islamabad Police raided incarcerated PTI leader Shahbaz Gill’s room in Parliament Lodges late Monday and it recovered weapons, satellite phone, and foreign currency, Geo News reported.

According to details available with the media house, the raid was carried out under the supervision of a senior superintendent of police (SSP) and Gill accompanied them there with police officials in handcuffs.

A pistol was recovered during the operation; however, Shahbaz Gill refused to take ownership of the weapon.

Apart from weapons, a mobile phone, satellite phone, and USBs have also been recovered from the room. Moreover, his wallet, which was missing, has also been recovered in two of his CNICs were also found. Along with all these two passports were also recovered.

Gill told journalists that he had no clue as to why his wallet was found in the room, claiming that he had left it in the car when he was taken into custody.

“My wallet was usually carried by my driver and the room from where the pistol has been recovered was in the use of my guards,” he said.

Replying to the questions of the journalists, Shahbaz Gill confirmed PTI chief Imran Khan’s claims regarding being sexually assaulted in police custody.

“Yes, I was sexually abused,” said Gill in response to the question.

“I see some changes in my room, my passport wasn’t found at its usual place…this hints that somebody came here during the period of my custody,” he added.

Police then whisked Gill to the Punjab House. They also searched the room used by Shahbaz Gill there. But, they found none of his belongings there, said police sources.

Police said Gill’s belongings had already been shifted to the Parliament lodges. Police also said a case of the pistol recovered from Gill’s Parliament Lodges room is being registered at the Secretariat police station.

A red-colored diary was also found in Shahbaz Gill’s room. When the SSP asked him about it, Gill said he didn’t know it. “It’s not mine,” said Gill.

The police official also asked Gill about the names of people who lived in the room. Izhar and Jabir lived here, he answered.

Sources said Gill’s Parliament lodges room is allotted to Senator Abdul Qadir.

According to sources, the police raided the room to recover the script read by Gill on the private TV channel.

Earlier on Monday, a district and sessions court in Islamabad granted a two-day physical remand of Gill in a sedition case filed against him, after reviewing his medical report.

Imran Khan’s chief of staff was presented before the court earlier shortly after being discharged from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

Gill was taken into custody on August 9 from Banigala Chowk over charges of inciting mutiny among the public against the ranks and files of the Pakistan Army by making some remarks during a TV program.

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