Brother-in-law of Gill’s driver remanded to police, wife sent to jail

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Islamabad police confirmed on Thursday that they had raided a house where PTI leader Shahbaz Gill’s driver, Izhar, was staying and arrested his wife along with another individual on charges of rioting, assaulting a police party and theft.

Izhar has also been nominated in the first information report.

The development comes two days after the arrest of Gill on charges of sedition and inciting the public against the state institutions, following his controversial remarks about the army on ARY News. Izhar was with Gill at the time of his arrest at Banigala Chowk in Islamabad and claimed he had been subjected to violence during the episode.

In the FIR registered against Izhar and others, police said Gill revealed during interrogation that he had given his mobile phone, which contained considerable matter regarding the case against him, to his driver/assistant, Izhar, at the time of his arrest. The FIR said he told police that Izhar still had his mobile and was living at his in-laws’ residence. Following this revelation, a special raiding party was constituted and it went to the house where Izhar was staying at 1:40am on Thursday, the FIR said, adding that when the door was knocked, a man and a woman came outside. “The man identified himself as Izharullah while the woman identified herself as his wife, Mehreen.”

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