PTI’s Yasmin Rashid, Omar Cheema remanded in police custody for five days
A Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday granted police a five-day physical remand of PTI leaders Dr Yasmin Rashid and Omar Sarfaraz Cheema after authorities tacked on fresh charges against all suspects involved in the May 9 violence.
Party chairman Imran Khan’s arrest on May 9 had resulted in widespread violence and saw important military installations come under attack, on the basis of which the state had launched a severe crackdown against his party.
ATC Judge Abhar Gul Khan conducted the hearing on the police’s request for fresh physical remand in light of the new charges.
The police informed the court of the new offenses that had been added to the FIR registered at the Sarwar police station, which included mutiny, inciting people to riot and attempting to wage a war against the state.