Irfan Siddiqui Sent To Adiala Jail On Judicial Remand

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan Point News / Online - 27th July, 2019) Irfan Siddiqui, a close advisor to former premier Nawaz Sharif, on Saturday was sent to the Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand for allegedly violating tenancy law i.e. not informing police while renting out his house.He was produced in the courtroom of Magistrate Mehreen Baloch in Islamabad.Meanwhile, Mr Siddiqui's defense counsel pleaded with the court to release his client and termed the charges against him as "false and baseless.

"According to details, Section 144 has been imposed in Islamabad, the violation of which has resulted in Mr Siddiqui's arrest under Section 188 of the Criminal Procedure Code allegedly for not informing the relevant police station about giving his house on rent.He was arrested by police during a raid on his residence late Friday night and later shifted to the Ramna police station in Islamabad.His son confirmed the news and claimed that the police did not inform them why his father had been taken into custody.According to the FIR lodged against him, a citizen Javed Iqbal along with his family has been residing in a house; however a local police station was not informed about it.Moreover, when police called Mr Siddiqui to appear in the police station, he failed to comply with the orders.