Qambar police gets custody of Swati

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Azam Swati

Sindh’s Qambar police said on Saturday that detained PTI leader Azam Swati, arrested last month for controversial tweets against senior military officials, is now in its custody.

Senior Superintendent of Police Saddam Hussain Khaskheli, confirming the development, told media that two cases have been registered against Swati in the city.

“He was taken into custody from the Sukkur airport,” he said, adding that the senator will be presented before court on Dec 15.

Earlier in the day, Swati’s lawyer Advocate Iqbal Shah told media that the senator was flown to the province via a special flight on Friday night.

Shah said that two new criminal complaints had been lodged against the PTI leader in Balochistan’s Bela and Winder for using “offensive language” against senior military officials.

Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority sealed Swati’s farmhouse, located on Islamabad’s Murree Road over violation of building laws.

According to a report issued by the authority, the farmhouse was “transferred to Mrs Tahira Swati” (the PTI leader’s wife) on March 25, 2014, and its building plan was approved on May 7, 2015.