ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of Senator Azam Swati’s in the controversial tweets case against him, saying the “same crime” has been committed twice.
The verdict was issued by Islamabad Special Judge Central Azam Khan. He had reserved the judgement earlier today.
During the hearing, prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi explained the court the process of verifying a Twitter account. He added that Swati has a “blue tick” on his Twitter account and is followed by famous personalities.
“Famous journalists and political personalities follow Azam Swati,” said the lawyer. He added that the senator has never distanced himself from the account.
“There is no question that the Twitter account is not of Azam Swati,” said Abbasi.
While concluding his arguments the prosecutor and government lawyer urged the court not to grant bail to the senator in the case.
On the other hand, the PTI senator’s lawyer, Sohail Khan, contended that a cybercrime case cannot be registered over screenshots.
This is a developing story and is being updated with more detail.