Islamabad (Web Desk): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday summoned Islamabad advocate general, additional attorney general and other officials while hearing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehbaz Gill's petition against his physical remand in sedition case.
During today's hearing, the PTI counsel maintained that Shahbaz Gill is being "tortured" during his detention.
The court adjourned the hearing till 3pm and directed the officials to appear upon resumption of proceedings.
The other officials who have been summoned include Islamabad inspector general (IG), investigation SSP, Kohsar police station SHO and Adiala Jail superintendent.
Earlier, a four-member medical board unanimously recommended that PTI Shahbaz Gill be monitored further and assessed by specialists.
The PTI leader is at the Pakistan Institute Of Medical Sciences (PIMS), where he is under treatment after being shifted to the medical facility from Adiala Jail.
On Wednesday, a judicial magistrate had granted Islamabad police two-day physical remand of Gill and ordered officials to conduct a medical examination.
The PTI leader was being held at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, which falls within the jurisdiction of the Punjab government where the party is in power along with Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).
In a bid to thwart the handover, arrangements were made to move Gill to Rawalpindi District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital after he complained of breathing difficulties.
He was shifted to the PIMS Hospital late Wednesday night after an hours-long drama over his custody.