Imran’s nephew sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand


An Islamabad district and sessions court on Thursday sent Hassaan Niazi, the nephew of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, to jail on 14-day judicial remand in a case related to misbehaving with police officials. Duty Magistrate Mureed Abbas rejected the police’s request for an extension in Niazi’s physical remand and said police had failed to recover anything from the suspect. He added that Niazi should be presented before the court on April 6. Niazi was re-arrested on Monday in a separate case as he was leaving the Federal Judicial Complex after securing pre-arrest bail in three cases.

A new first information report — which relates to the alleged misbehaviour with officials — was registered against him at the Ramna police station. The FIR was registered on the complaint of Assistant Sub-Inspector Khuban Shah under Sections 34 (common intention), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 324 (attempted murder), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 427 (mischief causing damage amounting to Rs50) and 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.