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ATC records statement of co-accused in Abidi defamation case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Monday resuming the hearing of a case pertaining to usage of inappropriate and derogatory language in an interview over a web TV by the former PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi against a former Chief Justice recorded the statement of co-accused in the matter.

ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand resumed the hearing as well as two co-accused Hans Masroor and Ahsan Saleem were present in the court where the judge recorded the statement of such accused under section 342 of Cr.PC.

The counsel for Abidi filed an exemption from hearing plea before the court disclosing that his client was unable to appear before the court due to health issues and needed time for appearance which the court accepted and granted the same for the day.

It is worth mentioning that charges had already been framed against the former PPP Senator in the said case.

Anchor Shanzay Rehman which hosted such interview had already been declared proclaimed offender by the court.

It is pertinent to mention that Abidi was booked in October 2018 in such case by the Secretariat Police after registering First Information Report.

The court summoned for more prosecution witnesses in the next date which is fixed for April 3.

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