February 4, 2023

Islamabad court rejects Azam Swati’s bail plea in controversial tweets case

PTI Senator Azam Swati being escorted from the court premises. — PPI/File
PTI Senator Azam Swati being escorted from the court premises. — PPI/File

ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad court rejected on Wednesday Senator Azam Swati’s bail plea in the controversial tweets case against him.

The court remarked that the senator had committed the “same offence” twice.

Islamabad Special Judge Central Azam Khan heard the controversial tweets case, in which special prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi gave his arguments explaining the procedure of account verification on Twitter.

Swati’s account has a blue tick and is followed by celebrities, including prominent political and journalistic figures, Abbasi said, adding that Swati has never denied that the Twitter account is his.

“There is no question that the Twitter account is not of Azam Swati,” said Abbasi.

While concluding his arguments the prosecutor and government lawyer urged the court not to grant bail to the senator in the case.

On the other hand, the PTI senator’s lawyer, Sohail Khan, contended that a cybercrime case cannot be registered over screenshots.

This is a developing story and is being updated with more detail.

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