Journalist Jameel Farooqui handed over to Islamabad police on two-day remand

ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court in the country’s federal capital on Tuesday granted police a two-day physical remand of journalist Jameel Farooqui on charges of ‘falsely’ accusing the Islamabad Police of custodial torture of Imran Khan’s close aide Shahbaz Gill.

According to a report, the journalist who also hosts a talk show on a private news channel, was brought to Islamabad after a Karachi court granted federal cops a three-day transit remand. The detained media person was arraigned in court while the cops sought an extension in his physical remand. The magistrate granted the two days’ physical remand of Farooqui after hearing the arguments.

On Monday, Mr. Farooqui was arrested for leveling accusations in a Vlog on a video streaming site, as he claimed that Gill was physically and sexually assaulted during police custody. Law enforcers indicated action against those making inflammatory, fabricated, and false allegations, per the official statement. A video was also doing rounds on the internet in which Farooqui can be seen crying and claiming that he was stripped and tortured by the cops on the orders of the incumbent government.

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