Bail approved: PTI leader Azam Swati released from Jail

ISLAMABAD: The leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati was set free from Adiala Jail after his bail plea was accepted by a local court in Islamabad on Saturday.

The Special Court Judge Central Raja Asif Mehmood released written verdict today about approval of bail to 74 year old Azam Swati. The court directed PTI leader Swati to deposit surety bonds worth Rs one million.

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In its written judgement, the court observed that “the charge of instigation for sedition requires more inquiry under the relevant clauses.”

It further said “the intention and objective of the petitioner’s tweet will prove after recording evidence in the trial.” 

Azam Swati was welcomed by a large number of PTI supporters on his release from jail, after which they left for Bani Gala.

BACKGROUND: It may be recalled that PTI Senator Azam Swati was taken into custody on October 12 by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime unit for allegedly making ‘controversial tweets’ against state institutions, including the army chief.

The charge sheet, presented by the FIA, stated that Swati “used false information” through his official Twitter handle, which is likely to incite any Officer, Soldier, Sailor, or Airman in the Army, Navy or Air Force to mutiny.”

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