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Parvez Elahi sent to Adiala Jail on a14-day judicial remand in Judicial Complex Attack Case

On September 5, Elahi was arrested again in the case hours after IHC suspended his detention under Section 3 of MPO ordinance and directed his release.

PTI President Parvez Elahi has been sent to Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to the March 18 riots outside the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC).

The development comes on Friday as Elahi was presented before the Islamabad anti-terrorism court (ATC).

ATC Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain after hearing pleas from both sides, sent the former Punjab chief minister to Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand and ordered for him to be produced before the court on September 22.

 The court also directed the investigation officer to furnish a report on the matter.

During today’s hearing, lawyers Sardar Abdur Razzaq, Babar Awan, and Ali Bukhari appeared as the PTI leaders’ counsel while Prosecutor Tahir Kazim was also present.

The prosecutor urged the court to extend Parvez Elahi’s physical remand by another 10 days while his lawyers reiterated their plea to discharge the PTI leader from the case.

Elahi’s counsel Razzaq told the judge that his client was not named in the FIR registered on March 18 incidents.

Noting that the FIR had been registered against “PTI members”, Elahi’s counsel claimed his client was not a part of the PTI when the clashes took place and that he “joined the PTI in April” while the FIR was registered in March.

Elahi’s counsel said a “high court had said that a case was made against Parvez Elahi” and ordered his release but the Gujranwala police arrested him, following which a judicial magistrate had ordered his release.

Retelling the events of the day, the lawyer alleged Elahi was re-arrested by the Islamabad police. He said police had not received any detention order at that time and the DC issued the order later.

“Parvez Elahi was abducted and detained in the Police Lines. He was arrested from my car within Police Lines premises,” Razzaq said, submitting the LHC and IHC orders to the ATC.

On Wednesday, Elahi was presented before the ATC, and police sought his 14-day physical remand. However, the court granted the police a two-day physical remand.

On September 5, Pervez Elahi was arrested again in the case hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had suspended his detention under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance and directed his release.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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