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Hassaan Niazi sent into 2-day police remand

He was arrested outside an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad for "misbehaving with the police" a day earlier

Advocate Hassaan Niazi, focal person and nephew of PTI chairman Imran Khan, has been sent into police remand for two days.

Hassaan Niazi, who was arrested a day earlier in Islamabad, was presented before the local court on Tuesday.

He was arrested outside an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad for “misbehaving with the police”.

As reported, handcuffed Hassaan Niazi was produced before the Magistrate after which the FIR registered against him was read out.

The FIR stated that the accused resisted police and threatened to kill an officer.

The investigation officer demanded seven days of physical remand but the court approved the physical remand only for two days.

Advocate Ali Bokhari representing Hassaan Niazi opposed the physical remand and he told the Magistrate that his client had been granted pre-arrest bail by Judge Raja Jawad of the Anti-Terrorism Court.

Advocate Ali Bokhari requested the court to order submitting CCTV footage to prove how Niazi was picked up from amongst the lawyers.

He alleged that Hassaan Niazi was arrested well before the FIR could even be registered, and demanded of the court to order action against the relevant Station House Officer (SHO). He also requested the court to dismiss the case.

“All police actions are illegal,” said Niazi’s counsel Ali Bukhari.

He added that his client did not have any criminal record and was a professional lawyer.

After hearing the arguments, Judicial Magistrate Abbas Shah reserved the judgement for a short while, which was pronounced later.

The Magistrate remanded Hassaan Niazi for two days.



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