ISLAMABAD – Fawad Chaudhry, a former federal minister in the PTI administration, was handed over to police on a two-day custody on Sunday by an Islamabad municipal court in a case involving deceiving and threatening a civilian.
Fawad, who had been detained the day before, was taken to the district courts before Abbas Shah, a duty magistrate, by officials from the Aabpara Police Station.
He requested that the magistrate allow him to meet with his attorneys, which was allowed after he protested about being shown before the court in an unpleasant manner.
The police, who sought a five-day remand, said that the accused was arrested after a civilian, Zaheer Ahmed, filed a first information report alleging that Fawad had received Rs5 million.
Instead of returning the money in issue as requested by the complaint, the former minister pledged to get a position in the government.
However, Zaheer claims that once the PTI lost power, he once more insisted that Fawad pay back the money. The former minister did, however, stoop to threatening him and threatening dire repercussions.
Meanwhile, Fawad asked the magistrate to provide him access to his family and physician, stating that he had been experiencing some respiratory issues, and claimed that Zaheer was so sick that he was unable to present in court.