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The Supreme Court on Thursday indicted Minister of State for Interior Tallal Chaudhary over contempt of court.

A three-judge SC bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Faisal Arab, had taken up the matter following the minister’s alleged derogatory and contemptuous statements and speeches against the apex court at PML-N public gatherings.

The court provided Chaudhary’s lawyer a copy of the charge sheet, which mentioned that the indictment comes on speeches made on September 24 and 27, 2017. The defendant, however, denied the charges.

Earlier in today’s hearing, Chaudhary submitted an application in court asking that the same restraint is shown in his case as shown in cases pertaining to Minister for Railways Saad Rafique and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged contemptuous speeches.

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