ISLAMABAD – An Islamabad Court on Monday(january-30) rejected plea seeking extension of physical remand of PTI leader & former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry and sent him to jail on 14-day judicial remand.
The former federal minister Fawad, who was arrested on the charges of incitement against institutions, was produced in a local court in Islamabad after completing his two-day physical remand.
The PTI leader Fawad was taken into custody on January 25 after a 1st information report (FIR) against him was registered at Islamabad’s Kohsar police station on a complaint by the ECP(Election Commission of Pakistan) secretary.
Mr Fawad’s lawyer Babar Awan, Faisal Chaudhry & Hiba Chaudhry were also present on the occasion of appearance besides Khurram Nawaz & Senator Shahzad Wasim.
Judicial Magistrate Waqas Ahmed Raja took up the case. During the proceedings, the court heard arguments of both the lawyers.
On the occasion, the investigation officer prayed the court for four-day remand of the former minister. The investigating officer took a stand in the court regarding the fact that during the last two-day physical remand, photogrammetric test was conducted from Lahore, while mobile laptop & other devices were to be recovered from Fawad Chaudhary.
Meanwhile, Awan, while presenting his arguments on Fawad Chaudhary’s behalf, said, “The prosecution has made a joke out of Fawad Chaudhry’s case. Mr. Fawad Chaudhary is still standing by his statement.”
Addressing the prosecution, he said, “I don’t know who the prosecution wants to please. I don’t know which laptop the prosecution wants to obtain.” After listening to both sides’ arguments, Raja sent Fawad Chaudhary on a judicial remand.