Court accepts police’s physical remand plea of Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: The Sessions Court accepts police plea of physical remand of Fawad Chaudhry.

Islamabad Police challenged Fawad Chaudhry’s decision to reject physical remand in the case related to spreading hatred against the Election Commission.

Sessions Judge Tahir Mehmood Khan, during the hearing on the appeal of Islamabad Police, inquired about what investigation was done during the two-day physical remand.

The prosecutor said that physical remand was given for two days, but Fawad Chaudhry was given a physical remand of one day.

The judge remarked that Fawad Chaudhry’s lawyers should comply with the notice and then hear the arguments.

Later, on the appeal of the police, the court ordered Fawad Chaudhry to appear in the court by 12:30 and informed the decision to the Superintendent Adiala Jail. The learned judge said that the accused must appear in court for physical remand.

Earlier on Wednesday, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry was apprehended from his residence, shortly after he publicly censured the government for scheming to arrest party chairman, Imran Khan, said party leader Farrukh Habib Wednesday morning.

The development comes as a surprise for many. The Islamabad police have confirmed the arrest. A case against Chaudhary was registered last night at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad on the complaint of Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Omer Hamid Khan. The first information report (FIR) was lodged against him for using threatening language against the ECP and its members.