Gen Bajwa data leak: Courts send journalist to jail on judicial remand.

ISLAMABAD -- A district and sessions court in the federal capital Monday sent journalist Shahid Aslam - the reporter suspected of leaking tax data of former army chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa's family members - to jail on judicial remand.

The court's orders came after it rejected the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) plea seeking an extension in the journalist's physical remand.

The agency had presented Aslam in the court of Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir after the completion of his two-day remand which the court had granted to the FIA on January 14.

The FIA's investigation officer, prosecutor Zulfiqar Naqvi and the journalist's counsel Mian Ashfaque appeared in the court. While the journalist's family was also present.

During today's hearing, the court questioned the investigating officer regarding the case. At this, the IO said that the suspect did not give the password of his laptop and his answers were unsatisfactory.

He said that the laptop has been sent for forensics to get the password, adding that the forensics experts said that they will give the password in a couple of days. "Shahid Aslam was asked to cooperate and give the...

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