ISLAMABAD – Former senator Faisal Raza Abidi’s request for interim bail in a case regarding alleged defamation of judges was approved by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday.
Abidi was booked on Sept 19 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the capital police for allegedly using abusive language against judges in an interview.
The case was registered under PPC sections 228, 500, 505(ii) and 34, as well as the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), in response to a complaint lodged by Supreme Court Public Relations Officer Shahid Hussain Kambyo.
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‘Faisal Raza Abidi threatened the public through his commentary and hurled baseless allegations against the state institutions’ states the complaint lodged against the firebrand politician.
During Tuesday’s hearing regarding the ‘anti-judiciary remarks’, Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi granted Abidi, who was present in the court along with his lawyer, bail until Oct 11 in anti-terrorism case.
The Islamabad High Court a day earlier had given the former PPP leader a day-long protective bail.