Gill granted protective bail till 24th

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday granted protective bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill till January 24 and sought details of cases registered against him from the public prosecutor.
In his petition, the PTI leader pleaded with the court to provide him with the details about the cases lodged against him.
LHC Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh heard the case. Upon being asked, the federal government’s lawyer apprised the court that no case was registered against the PTI leader with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
One case, however, was registered against Gill but it takes time to provide its details, the lawyer quoted the prosecutor as saying.
Meanwhile, the court directed the deputy attorney general to provide the details of cases filed against Gill by Monday and granted protective bail to the PTI leader against surety bonds worth Rs5,000. Gill is already facing sedition charges and in relation to that, earlier in the day, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) turned down the PTI leader’s plea seeking a stay on his indictment in the sedition case filed against him.
The PTI leader 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 during a TV programme. He was booked in a sedition and arms recovery case in August and stayed in detention for over a month. He, however, secured bail from the IHC in the sedition case on September 15 after repeatedly attempting to get released. –Agencies