Controversial tweets case: Azam Swati sent to jail on judicial remand

Controversial tweets case: Azam Swati sent to jail on judicial remand

Islamabad (Web Desk): A local court in Islamabad on Monday sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati to jail on judicial remand in the case regarding "controversial tweets".

According to details, Swati was presented before senior civil judge Muhammad Shabbir’s court after the expiry of his extended one-day physical remand.

During the hearing, Swati’s lawyer Babar Awan told the court that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was praying for the recovery of the tweet sent by Swati. He also claimed before the court that the senator had an injury on one of his fingers and had a fracture as well.

On the other hand, the prosecutor requested the court that a three-day physical remand of the senator be approved. But the court rejected FIA's  request and sent Swati to jail on judicial remand.

The court had initially turned down Awan’s request but FIA was later asked to present Swati earlier, once his lawyer shared that he had to speak to him.

On Sunday, the court further extended the physical remand of the PTI leader for one day.

On October 13, the FIA's Cybercrime Wing (CCW) arrested Azam Swati from his home in Islamabad and presented him before senior civil judge Shabbir Bhatti's court in Islamabad which approved a two-day remand.

The agency's cybercrime wing registered a case against Swati later over the "controversial" tweets.

On October 12, in a series of tweets, following the acquittal of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in the high-profile money laundering case, Azam Swati implicated the army for abetting acquittals of the Sharif family.