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Islamabad DC indicted for contempt over PTI leaders’ detentionIslamabad DC indicted for contempt over PTI leaders’ detention

DC Memon, police officials plead not guilty to charges.

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday indicted Deputy Commissioner (DC) Irfan Nawaz Memon and three police officials including Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jameel Zafar in a contempt case pertaining to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehryar Afridi and Shandana Gulzar detention under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Ordinance.

At the hearing today, IHC Justice Babar Sattar heard the case wherein DC Memon and SSP Zafar submitted their replies. Islamabad Advocate General Ayaz Shaukat also appeared before the court as prosecutor.

Shaukat offered an unconditional apology to the court on behalf of the accused. To this, Justice Sattar said that the “accused should spend some time in jail to understand the gravity of their actions”.

DC Memon and SSP Zafar pleaded not guilty to the charges and also apologised unconditionally to the court, however, Justice Sattar reminded them that this case carried a maximum sentence of six months of jail time.

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The court also indicted SP Farooq Buttar and SHO Naseer Manzoor with contempt of court, however, both denied the charges.

IHC appointed Lawyer Qaiser Imam as prosecutor in the case.

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