Imran Khan’s chief of staff Shahbaz Gill’s room in Parliament Lodges was raided late Monday.
The Islamabad police recovered weapons, a satellite phone and foreign currency. A pistol was recovered during the operation; however, Gill refused to take ownership of the weapon.
“My wallet was usually carried by my driver and the room from where the pistol has been recovered was in use of my guards,” he said.
Replying to the questions of journalists, Gill confirmed he was sexually assaulted in police custody.
“Yes, it’s true”, said Gill in response to the question about Imran Khan’s statement.
“I see some changes in my room, my passport wasn’t found at its usual place…this means that somebody came here during the time I was in custody,” he added.
Read More: Islamabad court approves two-day physical remand of Shahbaz Gill
Earlier on Monday, a district and sessions court in Islamabad granted a two-day physical remand of Gill after reviewing his medical report. Shahbaz Gill was taken into custody on August 9 from Bani Gala Chowk for inciting the public against state institutions.
‘Gill was tortured both mentally and physically, including sexual abuse’: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman demanded justice for his Chief of Staff Dr Shahbaz Gill and claimed that he was sexually abused while in police custody.
In a series of tweets Khan said, “All the pictures and videos show clearly Gill was tortured both mentally and physically, including sexual abuse — most too gruesome to relate.”
“ICT police says it did not inflict any torture. So my question is: Who tortured Gill?” Khan asked.
The PTI chairman added that there is a general perception in the public at large and in “our minds too as to who could have carried out the gruesome torture”.
“Remember the public will react. We will leave no stone unturned to find out those responsible and bring them to justice,” he added.
Rallies in solidarity with Shahbaz Gill
In a video message, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that nationwide rallies to show solidarity with Shahbaz Gill will be taken out tomorrow.
Imran reaches PIMS
Khan reached Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to meet Gill.
Khan barred from meeting Shahbaz
Imran Khan announced nationwide rallies to show solidarity with Shahbaz Gill, after the former premier claimed his party leader faced “sexual abuse” in police custody.
“I will lead a rally in Islamabad tomorrow […] and rallies will be held in all divisional headquarters across the country,” the PTI chairman told journalists.
Khan’s brief presser came after he was barred from meeting Gill at the PIMS hospital in the federal capital.
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