Hate speech case: Court rejects Captain (retd) Safdar's bail plea

Hate speech case: Court rejects Captain (retd) Safdar's bail plea

Lahore (Web Desk): The bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader captain (retd) Muhamamd Safdar was dismissed by a judicial magistrate on Saturday in the hate speech against state institutions case.


On October 21, police arrested PML-N leader and son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Captain (retd) Safdar on a hate speech charge.

According to party leaders, Safdar was taken into custody by police near Ravi Toll Plaza when he was on his way from Bhera to Lahore.

Police said a case was lodged against the PML-N leader under Section 124A after October 11 for hate-speech against state institutions.

On October 12, a Lahore sessions court approved Safdar’s interim bail till October 26 in a case regarding interference in public matters and misbehavior with the police.