Forensic Examination of Gill Mobile and Satellite Phones – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Police in the capital have decided to send the recovered mobile and satellite phones to the bedroom of the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and chief of staff of party chairman Imran Khan, Shahbaz Gill, who is in custody in a sedition case, for forensic examination.

A police team led by Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP) Farhat Abbas Kazmi raided and searched Gill’s residence at Parliament Lodges in his presence. Police recovered a cell phone, satellite phone, gun, wallets, ATM cards, USB flash drive and some other documents from his home.

Gill, who was handcuffed as he spoke to the media during the raid, claimed the gun did not belong to him. It could be his security guard’s gun or someone intentionally placed it there, he said.

Law enforcement sources said investigators, after completing legal formalities, decided to send the recovered cellphones and satellites to Gill’s room for forensic examination.

Police have also opened an investigation to verify the ownership of the pistol recovered from Gill’s bedroom, they said, adding that if the ownership of the pistol is not verified, another case will be filed against Gill.

Sources said police also took Gill to Punjab House where he used to keep a room.

Police will also take the accused to a house belonging to his friend or relative, they said.

On August 22, Magistrate Malik Aman extended Gill’s pre-trial detention for two days and ordered the police to bring the accused before them on August 24 (today) at 1 p.m.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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