SHC restrains police from arresting Azam Swati in more cases

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday restrained provincial police from arresting PTI Senator Azam Swati in additional cases while also seeking details of the cases already registered against him in the province. The court’s directives were issued during a hearing on the plea filed by the senator’s son Usman Swati which sought to quash the charges registered against the PTI leader.

Swati was arrested over a “highly obnoxious campaign of intimidating tweets against state institutions” by the Federal Investigation Agency on November 27 and has been in detention since and continues to face legal action. He is currently in the custody of Qambar Shahdakot police.

During today’s hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer contended that the Balochistan High Court (BHC) had quashed all the cases registered against the senator in Balochistan. Justice Moham­mad Karim Khan Agha sought details of the cases against Swati from Sindh Inspector General Ghulam Nabi Memon, who was present during today’s hearing.

He also questioned the registration of multiple cases in different cities under a single charge.—INP