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Fawad Chaudhry sent to Adiala jail on 14-day judicial remand

Fawad Chaudhry has been sent to Adiala jail on 14-day judicial remand!

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry was produced before the district and sessions court in Islamabad by the police after completing his two-day physical remand on Friday.

The court rejected a plea by the police seeking an extension in physical remand, granted Fawad Chaudhry a14-day judicial remand, and sent him to Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.

The prosecutor requested an extension in the remand, stating that more investigation was necessary.

Today’s hearing took place in the court of Judicial Magistrate Waqas Ahmad Raja in which ECP’s lawyer Saad Hasan and PTI’s lawyers Babar Awan, Faisal Chaudhry and Ali Bukhari were also present.

The district and sessions court also allowed the police to take off the handcuffs of Fawad Chaudhry during the court proceedings.

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During today’s hearing, the prosecutor argued that Fawad’s statement is a threat to the lives of ECP members and that extension in physical remand was required for further investigation.

The ECP’s lawyer, Saad Hasan, said that Fawad tried to spread hatred and levelled allegations against the chief election commissioner, calling him a clerk of the coalition government.

He also argued that a search of Fawad’s residence was required for the seizure of his mobile phone and laptop.

Meanwhile, Fawad Chaudhry’s counsel requested to quash the case against his client as this was a matter of enmity.

The PTI leader was arrested from his Lahore residence in the early hours of Wednesday.


Saman Siddiqui

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