ISLAMABAD: A district and session court in Islamabad today reserved its verdict on police’s petition seeking extension in the physical remand of PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry.
In their petition, Islamabad police demanded more physical remand and revocation of the magistrate’s order of judicial remand of PTI leader on Friday.
The court will shorty announce the verdict.
Islamabad police first got two days physical remand of PTI leader and then demanded extension in the remand, but the court rejected it and sent Fawad Chaudhry on judicial remand.
Isamabad police have registered an FIR against Fawad on the complaint of secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan Umar Hameed.
Earlier, a local court in Lahore allowed the police to shift PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry to Islamabad after having his medical examination.
Lahore police presented Fawad Chaudhry in court after arresting him from his brother’s residence in Lahore.
Islamabad police have registered an FIR in Kohsar police station against Fawad Chaudhry for threatening the ECP members and their families with dire consequences.
Faisal Chaudhry, brother of Fawad told media that the former federal minister was “taken away” in four cars without number plates at 5:30am. Faisal said that the family was not aware of Fawad’s location at the time and the nature of the case.
Earlier, Lahore court ordered the medical examination of PTI leader on Wednesday morning when police presented him in the court to obtain his transitory remand.
The judicial magistrate adjourned the hearing asking police to take Fawad to Islamabad after medical examination.
Consequently, police took Fawad to Services Hospital for his medical examination. Islamabad police have registered an FIR against Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday night and Lahore police arrested PTI leader early Wednesday morning after he publicly threatened the ECP members with dire consequences and lambasted the government for planning to arrest Imran Khan.
Islamabad police have shared on Twitter that police have registered a case for threatening the ECP members and their family members.
Meanwhile, Lahore High Court has declared the arrest of Fawad Chaudhry lawful. PTI leader’s brother challenged the arrest but LHC dismissed the petition.