Faisal Raza Abidi arrested in contempt of court case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former Pakistan People’s Party senator Faisal Raza Abidi on Wednesday arrested in a contempt of court case after appearance in the Supreme Court.
As per reports, the former senator was taken into custody from outside of the apex court and shifted to Secretariat Police Station, Islamabad.
During the hearing, the top court sought a written reply from the ex-senator in the contempt case he is facing. Abidi requested the court to delay the hearing saying his counsel was out of the country to perform Umrah.
A case was registered against him on 21st September for using derogatory and defamatory language against the chief justice of Pakistan.
The case was lodged at the Secretariat police station under PPC’s sections 228, 500, 505(ii) and 34 read with the ATA 1997 on a complaint lodged by Supreme Court Public Relations Officer Shahid Hussain Kambyo.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court had directed the police to ensure that former senator Faisal Raza Abidi appears in the court in a contempt of court case.