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PTI MPA Nazir Chohan’s legal challenges mount

APP
July 30, 2021

By News Desk

LAHORE: A local court on Thursday handed over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Nazir Chohan to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on two-day physical remand in a cybercrime case related to a complaint filed by the Prime Minister’s aide Shahzad Akbar.

The FIA team produced Chohan before Judicial Magistrate Yousaf Abdur Rehman at the district courts here.

The FIA said the Punjab Assembly MP was arrested in connection with a case registered under cybercrime laws.

They requested the court to grant physical remand for investigation.

The court accepted the request and directed the officials to produce the lawmaker on expiry of his remand on July 31.

The FIA arrested MPA Nazir Chohan on Wednesday after he secured bail in a police case.

Akbar had accused the MPA and others of running a hate campaign against him on social media.

The case was registered against Chohan under sections 11 and 20 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and r/w 298, 500, 505(c), 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 29 of the Telegraph Act.