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Court adjourns the petition seeking Safdar’s physical expulsion in case of hate speech

LAHORE: On Monday, a district and sessions court in Lahore postponed until tomorrow an application for physical remand from retired captain Muhammad Safdar, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, in a hate case,

Additional Sessions Judge Tajmal Shehzad was hearing the application instituted on behalf of the state by a government lawyer challenging the Oct 22 ruling of a judicial magistrate who rejected the PML-N leader’s plea for physical remand.

He told the court that an investigation into the accused had hit a snag due to the decision of the judicial magistrate not to hand over Safdar’s custody to the police for interrogation. He said that for a polygraph test they wanted his custody to check the veracity of a video in which people were allegedly being seen protesting against the state.

The attorney, therefore, pleaded with the court to grant the accused’s remand.

Previously, on October 22, in a hate speech incident, a judicial magistrate sent Safdar to jail on judicial remand for fourteen days.

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