Magistrate refuses to hear Fawad’s bail plea

ISLAMABAD: Judicial Magistrate Islamabad Waqas Raja has refused to hear Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry’s post-arrest bail petition.

Following the rejection of physical remand by the same court, PTI stalwart’s lawyer moved bail plea in the court.

Sources learnt that Judicial Magistrate Waqas Raja said that he cannot hear the plea as the matter does not fall in the jurisdiction of his court, and the relevant forum should be consulted in this regard.

Fawad Chaudhry’s lawyer Ali Bukhari requested the judge to issue a written order on the matter, to which Judge Waqas Raja showed consent.

It is stated in the petition that false accusations have been levelled against Fawad and he has been wrongfully nominated in the sedition case.

The petition says that the plaintiff wants to harass and blackmail the PTI leader, pleading with the court to accept the latter’s bail application.

However, it is still undecided which court will hear the bail application of Fawad Ch.

According to lawyer Faisal Ch, there is a legal hitch in Fawad’s application as it has not been decided so far whether the magistrate court will hear his petition or some other court.

Sessions Judge Tahir Mehmood Khan has reserved the judgement on the matter and would announce shortly which court will hear Fawad’s bail plea.


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