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Irfan Siddiqui sent to Adiala over failure to register his tenant

ISLAMABAD : Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser and columnist Irfan Siddiqui has been sent to Adiala Jail over failure to register his tenant with local police station on Saturday after local magistrate granted 14-day judicial remand.

Ramna police has taken custody of Siddiqui from his house in wee hours of Friday under the charges that he didn’t turn up before police to provide required information of his tenant. Capital police has been reported to shift Siddiui to Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) police station after being kept at the Ramna police station of Islamabad for some time. Ramna police registered FIR 243/19 under Section 188 of The Pakistan Penal Code at 10 pm on Friday.

On Saturday morning, handcuffed Siddiqui was produced before the court of judicial magistrate where police sought the accused physical remand, however, the magistrate sent Siddiqui to Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand.Later, the counsel for Siddiqui filed bail application but the court has decided to hear the plea on July 29 (Monday). Source- monitoring desk

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