A court in Islamabad has sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati to jail on three-day judicial remand in the case of controversial tweets.
Swati was presented before senior civil judge Muhammad Shabbir’s court after completion of his one-day physical remand.
Swati’s lawyer Babar Awan maintained before the court that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was praying for the recovery of his tweet. Awan also said that his client had injury on his fingers along with a fracture.
The prosecutor requested another three-day physical remand of the PTI senator in the court. But the court, rejecting plea for further remand, sent Swati to jail on judicial remand.
Babar Awan requested the court to present Swati before 1:00pm because he had to appear before another court and had to speak to his client before that. The court after refusing the request later asked FIA to present him earlier.
Previously, the court had prolonged the physical remand of Azam Khan Swati for a day, on Sunday.
Azam Swati was arrested by the FIA’s Cybercrime Wing from his residence in Islamabad on October 13.
He was then brought before senior civil judge Shabbir Bhatti’s court in the federal capital, which approved a two-day remand.
Later, due to the “controversial” tweets, the agency’s cybercrime unit filed a case against Swati.
A district and sessions court heard Swati’s case after his one-day physical remand was over. Due to the FIA’s request, the court on Saturday extended Swati’s physical detention for questioning by one day.