Islamabad (October 21, 2108): A judicial magistrate on Sunday ordered Dr Shehla Shakeel Sethi be sent to jail on judicial remand for threatening police personnel for not allowing her into the diplomatic enclave.
Dr Shehla Sethi appeared before the magistrate earlier today, who rejected her lawyer’s plea for bail and sent her on a 14-day judicial remand.
Her lawyer had argued that the clauses mentioned in the first information remand (FIR) were bailable.
“My client is a heart patient and under pressure, her mental health can be affected,” he said, adding that “police officers instead of helping out, pressurised her.”Judge Adnan Rasheed however rejected the lawyer’s plea and directed the investigation officer to conduct a medical test of Dr Sethi.
“If the medical test confirms your client is healthy she will be sent to jail,” the judge remarked.
He added, “If the doctor recommends otherwise after the medical test, then you can admit her into a hospital.”
Police on Sunday arrested Dr Shehla Shakeel Sethi for threatening police personnel in federal capital, for not allowing her into a diplomatic enclave on October 17.
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According to police details, “Dr Sethi has been shifted to the female police station after arresting from her residence in Chaklala. She will be presented before the duty magistrate today.”
On October 20, Assistant Sub-Inspector Police Tahir Farooq had registered the FIR in the Secretariat Police Station against the woman after she threatened police personnel and hurled life threats when he tried to stop her from entering with a vehicle without a number plate.Earlier, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi had ordered Islamabad police to take action against the woman.
In a statement on Sunday, he said no one is above law in Naya Pakistan. He sought a report from police and directed to take action as per law.