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Incendiary speech: court to indict Faisal Raza Abidi on February 18

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Electronic Crime Court on Monday decided to indict former senator Faisal Raza Abidi, in a case related to contemptuous remarks against the top court, ARY News reported.

Judge, Tahir Mehmood after hearing of the case against the former senator, decided to indict him on February 18.

In this regard, Abidi was provided with copies of the case and has been asked to ensure his presence in the court on February 18 for indictment in the case.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday (December 20) had approved Abidi’s bail plea after a medical report confirmed that he was suffering from multiple illnesses.

Read more: Faisal Raza Abidi sent to prison in contempt case

He was granted bail in two cases of contempt of court, meanwhile, the IHC instructed the firebrand leader to submit a Rs100, 000 surety bond.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had booked Abidi under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) 2016.

According to the FIR registered against the former senator with criminal intent had used sarcastic, derogatory and defamatory language against the then chief justice of Pakistan and was prima facie guilty of offences punishable under sections 10(a), 11 and 20 of Peca, read with sections 109 and 509 of the PPC.

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