Senator Azam Swati’s bail request was denied by an Islamabad court on Wednesday because the “same offence” had been committed twice, according to the court’s ruling in the case of contentious tweets case against him.
Islamabad Special Judge Central Azam Khan delivered the judgment. He had earlier today postponed making a decision.
Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi described to the court how to validate a Twitter account during the hearing and stated that Swati’s Twitter account has a “blue tick” and that famous people follow him.
They claimed that there was no question about the handle’s affiliation with the PTI senator, who attempted to invent a story to discredit the Pakistan Army.
Sohail Khan Swati, the defence attorney for Swati, argued throughout the hearing that screenshots of tweets could not constitute evidence of cybercrime. The defence attorney for the application never claimed that the PTI leader does not own the Twitter account, according to the prosecutor, who made this claim throughout his argument. The court reserved its decision following the arguments made by the attorneys for both sides.
Swati has been arrested in numerous cases across the nation as a result of his contentious tweets about senior military leaders.
The senator was initially detained by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) on October 14 after he published a message on his official Twitter account that was incredibly intimidating and hostile toward the army leader, the judiciary, and other public institutions.
In such a situation, the senator had obtained bail. But on November 27, the FIA detained Swati once more for abusing senior military figures, including the former army chief.
In connection with such tweets, the senator was arrested in many cases around the nation.
In connection with a comparable complaint brought against him in Quetta, Swati was detained by Balochistan police on December 2.
He was in Adiala Jail at the time of his detention and was transferred to Quetta under a transit remand that the Balochistan police had obtained.