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Imran Khan’s nephew Hassan Niazi handed over to police on two-day physical remand

  • The capital police secured his remand to investigate him over charges of interference into the affairs of the state and display of weapons.

Islamabad: A Judicial magistrate on Tuesday handed over PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s nephew Hassan Niazi to police on two-day physical remand in a case related to interference into the affairs of the state.

Judicial Magistrate Abbas Shah passed the orders after the capital police produced Hassan Niazi before the court.

Ramna police of the federal capital registered case against Hassan Niazi over charges of interference into the affairs of the state and display of the weapons.

The PTI leader was arrested as he left the Federal Judicial Complex after securing bail in three other cases registered against him.

Earlier in the day, Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamir Farooq ordered the police to produce Hassan Niazi before it within 24 hours. The CJ also directed the police to conduct his medical examination.

Advocate Faisal Fareed had approached the IHC requesting it for production of Hassan Niazi.

During the hearing, the CJ directed the representative of Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad police not to torture Hassaan and hold investigation under the law.

“A man cannot be denied of basic rights,” remarked the CJ, with directions to the police  to arrange a meeting of Hassaan with his family members and lawyers.

After issuing these directions, the IHC bench disposed of the matter.

The petitioner had earlier submitted that Hassan Niazi is a practicing advocate of High Court but he was unlawfully and illegally abducted by the ICT Police from the court premises of Judicial Complex Islamabad.

He also submitted that  the abductee/petitioner appeared to seek pre-arrest bail in FIR No 3/2023 registered with Police Station  CTD, Islamabad, and secured his bail till April 3. The counsel also told the court that the pre-arrest bail of Hassan Niazi in two other cases was also confirmed.

“He was picked up when he came out of the court premises,” said the lawyer, asking the court to order his production and set him free.

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