PTI Senator Azam Swati Physical Remand extended to 4 more days over using foul language against Pakistan Military officials.
The local court in Islamabad on Tuesday extended the physical remand of PTI Senator and former federal minister, Azam Swati, for another four days.
Senior Civil Judge Mohammad Bashir heard the case of a controversial tweet against Swati during which FIA demanded the court to extend the physical remand of the PTI leader by 6 more days.
After hearing arguments, the court extended Azam Swati’s remand until December 3 and also approved his lawyer’s application exempting the PTI leader from court appearance. Judge Bashir ordered that Swati’s appearance in court be made via video link.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Sunday arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Senator Azam Swati, in a case related to controversial tweets against State institutions.
The PTI leader was taken into custody by a three-member FIA team from his farmhouse located in Islamabad’s Chak Shahzad. A fresh case has been registered against the PTI lawmaker.FIA Cybercrime Wing has confirmed the arrest of the PTI leader.
Swati had been arrested for the second time in the same case over a month after he secured post-arrest bail from a court in the capital city.
Earlier after his arrest, A court in Islamabad on Sunday approved Senator Azam Swati’s two-day physical remand after he was presented before the magistrate following his arrest Sunday morning for his controversial tweets against senior Army officers.
Court Magistrate Waqas Ahmed Raja announced the verdict he had reserved after hearing arguments from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Swati’s lawyers. The FIA had requested Swati’s physical remand for eight days but only two days were granted.
During the hearing, the investigating officer informed the court that Senator Azam Swati was arrested as there were some controversial tweets done by him. He added that the FIA seeks to recover the senator’s Twitter account, mobile and other things.
“Azam Swati is admitting that he did the tweet,” he added. The senator also told the court that the statement that was given was in front of everyone. However, Swati’s counsel Babar Awan contended that the tweets that were done do not meet the sections mentioned in the first information report.
Remember that The PTI leader was arrested once again for speaking against senior military officers early Sunday morning from his farmhouse located in Chak Shahzad, Islamabad. The senator has been arrested under Sections 500, 501, 505 and 109. He was also arrested under the same provisions the last month.
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