Hate-Speech case: Court sends Capt (R) Muhammad Safdar to jail.


LAHORE -- A judicial magistrate on Tuesday turned down the request for physical remand of Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and sent him to jail on 14-day judicial remand in a hate-speech case. Judicial Magistrate Rana Asif Ali conducted the proceedings at district courts, wherein the police produced Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar about 6.00 pm.

The prosecution submitted that the suspect visited sessions court in connection with a case against him, on October 12, and got recorded a video statement, which had been released on social media. He submitted that the suspect instigated the masses against the government and urged them to join the protest and topple the government in the video. He pleaded with the court for handing over the suspect on physical remand for investigations. However, Safdar's counsel opposed the remand request, saying that physical remand was not required in...

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