IHC fixes date to listen to Azam Swati’s post-arrest bail plea

Screengrab taken from PTI leader Azam Swatis video recorded during his arrest. — Twitter
Screengrab taken from PTI chief Azam Swati’s video recorded throughout his arrest. — Twitter
  • IHC CJ to listen to Swati’s post-arrest bail petition.
  • Trial courtroom decide earlier dismissed senator plea.
  • Swati denied posting derogatory remarks towards state establishments.

The Islamabad Excessive Court docket Saturday mounted the date for the listening to of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Senator Azam Swati’s bail petition within the controversial tweets case. 

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq will hear the petition on December 26 (Monday), in response to the trigger checklist.

The senator is booked in a number of instances for his controversial tweets towards high army officers together with the previous military chief Basic (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Earlier as we speak, Swati filed a post-arrest bail plea within the IHC in relation to the controversial tweets case filed towards him. His earlier plea, filed on December 21, was dismissed by trial courtroom decide Azam Khan who stated that the senator had dedicated the identical offence twice.

The septuagenarian’s counsel Babar Awan filed the bail plea on his behalf.

In his software, the senator said that he didn’t put up derogatory remarks towards any establishments. He added that the prosecution has no proof towards him regardless of the investigation.

The applying learn that Swati is 75 years outdated and a coronary heart affected person; jailing him can be a sentence with out conviction as all proof towards him is documentary.

The case

Swati is booked in a number of instances throughout the nation for his controversial tweets towards senior army officers.

Initially, the senator was arrested by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) on October 14 after he posted a highly-hateful and threatening message towards the military chief, judiciary, and different state establishments on his official Twitter account.

He had secured bail in that case, however on November 27, the FIA arrested him once more for utilizing abusive language towards the highest army brass, together with the previous military chief.

On December 2, Balochistan police arrested Swati for the same case registered towards him in Quetta. On the time of his arrest, he was already on judicial remand in Adiala Jail and was shifted to Quetta below a transit remand acquired by the Balochistan police.

Later, Balochistan Excessive Court docket (BHC) ordered the quashing of all instances registered towards the senator within the province. As soon as BHC issued the order, the Sindh Police took the senator into custody over the difficulty of controversial tweets.

The senator then approached the Sindh Excessive Court docket. The courtroom additionally directed the quashing of all instances towards the senator.

Following the orders, Islamabad Police took the senator into its custody and introduced him to the federal capital. He’s nonetheless in custody.

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