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Court sends Azam Swati to jail on 14-day judicial remand

 Court sends Azam Swati to jail on 14-day judicial remand

Pakistan

Court sends Azam Swati to jail on 14-day judicial remand

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A district and sessions court of Islamabad on Thursday sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Senator Azam Swati to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in the controversial tweets case.

Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Shabbir accepted the plea filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) seeking Swati’s judicial remand.

In its plea, the FIA told the court that it has completed the investigation and that there is no need for further investigation.

It is pertinent to mention here that on November 27, a local court approved two-day physical remand of PTI leader Azam Swati pertaining to his arrest over controversial statements against a state institution.

Earlier, Swati was produced before the judicial magistrate, after being arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The PTI leader was taken into custody from his farmhouse located in Chak Shahzad, a suburb situated in Islamabad, by three-member FIA team, hours after his party staged a power-show in the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi.

In his address, PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced to resign from all assemblies, in a latest push to his demand for fresh elections in the country.

The 74-year-old politician has been arrested for second time in more than a month as he secured post-arrest bail in controversial tweets case from a court in the capital city last month.

The FIA has registered a first information report (FIR) on the complaint of the state through Islamabad Cyber Crime Reporting Centre (CCRC) Technical Assistant Aneesur Rehman.

Swati arrested after approval from ‘authorities’: FIA

The FIA has written a letter to the Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani to arrest PTI Senator Azam Swati in connection with his ‘obnoxious’ statements against a state institution.

According to the Agency, the copy of latest FIR has also been attached with the letter. The FIA claimed that the senator was arrested subject to the approval of the authorities concerned.

Swati has been re-arrested by FIA after his controversial speech in the concluding round of the PTI long march on Saturday.

PTI Reacts to Swati’s Arrest

PTI Chairman Imran Khan and other party leaders reacted strongly against the arrest of Senator Azam Swati.

Taking to Twitter, Imran Khan wrote: “I am shocked & appalled at how rapidly we are descending into not just a banana republic but a fascist state. How can anyone not understand the pain & suffering Senator Swati underwent with custodial torture & blackmailing video of him & his conservative wife sent to his family?”




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