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Court rejects bail plea of woman who misbehaved with cops

ISLAMABAD: A court here on Sunday turned down a bail plea of the woman who allegedly abused and misbehaved with police officials in the Diplomatic Enclave of the federal capital. 

Judge Adnan Rasheed sent her to jail on judicial remand for 14-days.

Islamabad police arrested the woman, identified as Dr Shehla Sethi, from Rawalpindi DHA Phase 2, and produced her before the court today.

In a video doing rounds on social media, the woman can be seen misbehaving, abusing, and threatening police officials who had stopped her from entering the Diplomatic Enclave as her car didn’t have a number plate.

Her lawyer contended that his client is a heart patient and finds herself at her wits’ ends owing to stress.  He said she had recently returned to Pakistan from abroad after a long time.

The counsel argued the sections incorporated in the FIR against the woman are bailable offences and pleaded that she be released on bail.

The judge, however, turned down her bail plea and sent her to prison on judicial remand.

An FIR was lodged against the woman at the Secretariat Police Station under sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afrid had also taken notice of the woman’s misbehavior with policemen and summoned an inquiry report from relevant police officials.

He issued directives for action against the woman as per laws, saying no one is VIP in “Naya Pakistan” and everyone is equal before law.

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