- The former minister was arrested from his Islamabad residence on November 4.
- He is accused of demanding a bribe of Rs 50 lakh in exchange for the job.
- Money and pistol are yet to be recovered from the leader: Police.
Islamabad: Former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary was sent to jail on Tuesday on one-day remand by the Islamabad District and Sessions Court in a fraud case.
During today’s hearing, Fawad’s lawyer and brother Faisal Chaudhary opposed prosecutor Adnan Ali’s request for a five-day extension in the politician’s physical remand.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor said that money and a pistol are yet to be recovered from the politician, who is actually evasive and added that an identification parade is also to be conducted for the former minister.
“Fawad Chaudhary is not cooperating with the police,” the prosecutor said.
He mentioned that the complainant, trusting the politician, gave Rs 5 million to Choudhary, but when he asked for his money back, Fawad threatened him.
“Fawad Chaudhary owes Rs 5 million to the complainant,” Ali informed the court. The police tried to recover the money during the two-day remand obtained in the last hearing on Sunday.
Meanwhile, during the hearing of the case, Fawad asked his lawyer to file a contempt of court case against the police, who brought him to the court with his face covered with a cloth.
Fawad’s wife Hiba Chaudhary met her husband in the court and shared a photo of their meeting, earlier on Twitter.
Faesal requested the court that he wanted to file a contempt petition against the Act, as the politician is a former federal minister and Supreme Court lawyer. Fawad’s brother said that the handcuffs on him should also be removed, and his family should also be allowed to meet him.
The former PTI leader’s lawyer insisted that the court had asked the police not to cover Fawad’s face with a cloth.
Fawad’s other lawyer Ali Bukhari said that the court orders should be implemented by the court. “The court will also have to implement the orders for medical examination of Fawad Chaudhary.”
Bukhari asked whether the complainant had entered into any agreement with Fawad Chaudhary and also asked whether there had been any progress in the investigation in the last three days.
He highlighted that a case was registered against Fawad six months after the episode, while Faisal had complained that the police had confiscated his phone.
The lawyer said, “Police may misuse Fawad Chaudhary’s mobile phone.”
Bukhari said that the police cannot withdraw money using the leader’s phone.
A day after he was arrested from his residence in Islamabad, the court on Sunday granted Fawad’s two-day remand and handed him over to the police.
The orders came after Fawad’s arrest on Saturday, which his wife Hiba claimed was done without any reason. However, it was later revealed that the politician was detained after a complaint was lodged at Aabpara police station in Islamabad for demanding a bribe of Rs 5 million in exchange for a job.