Islamabad court extends Fawad Chaudhary’s remand for two days – Pakistan Pipa News

Islamabad court extends Fawad Chaudhary’s remand for two days – Pakistan

An Islamabad court on Saturday allowed the police’s plea to extend the remand of former Information Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry.

It extended the remand of the former federal minister by two days.

Earlier in the day, the court had reserved the verdict.

The petition filed by the police has also sought quashing of the order passed by a magistrate that sent the former minister to judicial remand.

On Friday, a district and sessions court in Islamabad sent Fawad to Adiala Jail on judicial remand for 14 days.

Islamabad court sends Fawad Chaudhary to Adiala Jail on 14-day judicial remand

Earlier this week, Fawad was taken into custody following a raid on his house in Lahore. According to the police report, he was accused of “harassing and intimidating” Election Commission officials and their families in televised comments on Tuesday.

According to the charges filed in Islamabad, he was being held under the sedition law because he “tried to obstruct the state’s election process”.

Following Fawad’s arrest, he was brought to Lahore Cantonment, where the judicial magistrate granted the police his transit remand to Islamabad.

But later, the LHC directed the police to produce the politician in Lahore. Justice Tariq Saleem Shaikh rejected a plea for Fawad’s recovery, saying that his arrest was not “illegal”.

The remarks came after the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) submitted the FIR of arrest to the LHC.

Meanwhile, Inspector General (IG) Punjab Dr Usman Anwar told the High Court that Fawad is in the custody of the Islamabad Police.

The LHC had earlier adjourned the hearing in the case and ordered law enforcement agencies to produce Fawad. It also summoned IG Punjab and IG Islamabad.


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