ATC orders police to remove Siddique Jan’s name from case
ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday ordered the police to discharge names of arrested journalist Siddique Jan and Mohammad Idris from the case, ARY News reported.
Siddique Jan was arrested by plain-clothed men from outside his Bol News office in Islamabad.
The police after one day’s physical remand produced Siddique Jan before the court.
The ATC ordered arrested journalist to deposit 50,000 rupees surety bond in the court.
Sources said that the journalist was arrested for a viral video of teargas shelling in Islamabad.
The court had granted one day’s remand of the arrested journalist to police on Tuesday.
“You were given a day to differentiate between a terrorist and journalist,” ATC Judge told the investigation officer.
Investigation officer earlier in his report asked the court to discharge Mohammad Idris adding that he has no role in the case. Idris was arrested along with Siddique Jan.
The prosecutor had pleaded for five days’ physical remand of Siddique for further investigation.