The Islamabad High Court has issued notices to the state and the federal investigation agency (FIA) to adjourn Azam Swati’s bail petition hearing till 2nd January.
PTI senator Azam Khan Swati filed a bail petition seeking his release in a controversial tweet case.
On Monday, Babar Awan emerged before the IHC, which was hearing Swati’s petition.
IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq issued notices to the participants during the hearing and adjourned it until January 2.
Awan while talking to the media quoted IHC Justice Babar Sattar’s ruling saying, “mere tweets could not incite an army mutiny.”
He also chastised the officials for failing to arrange a challan against Swati after filing a first information report.
According to Swati, the law required authorities to prepare a challan within 17 days of filing a case.
“Those experts in leaks are sitting in the PM House and indulging in propaganda,” Awan claimed.
Last week, the senator applied for bail in an Islamabad special court.
However, Special Judge Central Azam Khan rejected the plea ruling that he had committed the same offense twice.
According to the petition, Swati was wrongly involved due to the political influence of an aggressive regime, and the cases against him were filed with malice.
It also added that Swati had previously been remanded into the custody of the FIA, but no incriminating evidence was recovered from him, so he was sent to jail on judicial remand.