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Quetta court sends Azam Swati in police remands for 5 days

Quetta court on Sunday has sent PTI Senator Azam Swati in police remands for 5 days!

Swati was presented before duty magistrate Sattar Bugti today in a case registered against him at Kuchlak Police Station, with police seeking his 10-day physical remand.

The magistrate, however, approved his physical remand for five days.

PTI Senator Azam Khan Swati was shifted to Quetta aboard a special flight amid tight security on Friday after the judicial magistrate of Islamabad handed him over to the Balochistan police.

As reported, he was taken to an unknown place from Quetta airport and handed over to Balochistan Police on transit remand. The authorities were directed to present him before the court on today.

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Swati’s arrest last week was the second time the senator was taken into custody by the FIA in less than two months over strong tweets about senior military leaders.

The development comes a week after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested him in Islamabad in a case pertaining to controversial tweets against the military.

Swati was arrested after the FIA booked him in a case registered under Section 20 of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016 (Peca), which deals with offences against the dignity of a person.

PTI leader Qasim Suri while speaking to the media outside the court said that the FIR against Swati was “baseless”.

He added that they would be consulting lawyers on approaching the high court on the matter.

 

Saman Siddiqui

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