The district and sessions court of Islamabad granted on Sunday the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) two-day physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Khan Swati.
The FIA team conducted the raid on the Swati’s house located in Chak Shehzad Farmhouses, Islamabad, early Sunday morning.
The FIA registered a case against him for threatening and abusing senior military officers in a tweet..
The case was registered under Section 20 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) along with Sections 131 (Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty), 500 (Punishment for defamation), 501 (Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory), 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief) and 109 (Offence) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
Duty Magistrate Waqas Ahmad heard the case today. The FIA Islamabad produced Swati before the district court.
During the proceeding, the FIA requested the court for eight-day physical remand of the accused saying that he was arrested because of controversial tweets.
The investigation officer said he did not deny his tweet and this was done for the second time.
After hearing the FIA arguments, the court granted the two-day remand and ordered the federal agency to produce him in the next hearing along with his medical report.