LAHORE: The court has sent Captain (R) Safdar on 14-day judicial remand in provocative speech case.
The son-in-law of former prime minister was produced before the district court as the hearing started the public prosecutor argued that Captain (R) Safdar was arrested by police in connection with serious allegations of provocative speech.
During the hearing, the government lawyer presented the speech of Captain (R) Safdar to the court. The government lawyer stated that Captain (R) Safdar’s audio and video test is to be conducted, so that’s why a 14-day physical remand should be granted.
PML-N leader’s lawyer, Syed Farhad Ali Shah, said no one could be arrested on their intentions. Before implementing Section 16, the directive of the government is necessary, and the government has not made any notification regarding Captain (R) Safdar’s supervision.
He continued saying that the deputy commissioner can order a written inquiry, but no written order has been issued. “My client has nothing to do with a banned organization. They have been arrested only on political grounds”. “Even If accused on a video issue, the police still do not have the authority to arrest him,” he stated.
Capt (R) Safdar said that his wife and Sharif family are attending court proceedings. “In the accountability court, the police tortured women as I was only trying to protect them but a case was registered against me when I tried to interfere. I was granted bail but got arrested in another case”, he added.
PML-N leader expressed that he casually said a thing which a friend of his recorded and uploaded on the internet. “I was kept in detention for 24 hours while the FIR was registered in the morning”, he added.