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SHC restrains police from arresting Swati in more cases

Justice Karim Agha declines to give more time, court summons all SSPs where cases are registered

Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday restrained the police from the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati in more cases adjourning the hearing till December 14.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Karim Khan Agha heard the petition filed in the Sindh High Court against the arrest of Azam Swati. During the hearing, the court directed to provide details of the cases against Azam Swati.

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Prosecutor General Sindh asked for more time. Justice Karim Khan Agha said that no time will be given and directed the police to prepare by tomorrow. The court directed IG Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon to summon all SSPs wherever cases were registered. He said that if the explanation of all the cases will not be presented then action will be taken.

IG Sindh requested for more time but Justice Karim Khan Agha declined the request saying that the investigation was very bad. The court remarked that if the police raised their hands then what will the common citizen do?

The court asked IG Sindh to resign in case he was not interested.

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The petitioner’s lawyer informed the court that the Balochistan High Court had declared all the cases null and void.

The court sought details of the cases against Azam Swati and restrained him from arresting him in more cases after which the hearing of the case was adjourned till December 14.

Judicial Magistrate Qambar Shahdadkot had handed over Swati to the police on a three-day remand. On November 27 FIA arrested Swati from his farmhouse in Islamabad. Last week police took him from Islamabad to Quetta where on December 9 the Balochistan High Court dismissed five cases against him. Hours after he was taken into custody by the Sindh Police.


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