A judicial magistrate released three suspects in the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday after an agency report showed no evidence was found against him in connection with an investigation into a video leak scandal. which involved the former judge of the liability court Arshad Malik.
Nasir Janjua, Mahar Ghulam Jilani and Khurram Yousaf, who were arrested earlier this week and sent to a five-day physical detention, were released after the FIA told the court that no evidence was found against him during the investigation.
The three men were arrested in connection with Judge Malik's FIR against them for allegedly pressuring and blackmailing him.
During a previous hearing, Janjua's lawyer had repeatedly argued that the FIA report claimed that the plan to record the video, in which Judge Malik allegedly confessed to condemning former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia's reference Steel Mills under pressure, according to the PML-N – was plotted by Nasir Butt, and that his clients had nothing to do with it.
Judge video controversy
Judge Malik, who in December of last year sentenced Nawaz Sharif to seven years in jail in the corruption reference of Al-Azizia Steel Mills and acquitted him in the case of Flagship Investment, has been at the center of the controversy since the July 6, when PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz alleged that he had been "blackmailed" to give the verdict against Sharif.
According to Judge Malik's affidavit, presented to the president of the Islamabad High Court of Justice as a rebuttal to Maryam's press conference, an old acquaintance of his, Tariq Mahmood, had been the one who showed him a "manipulated immoral video recorded in secret [showing him] in a compromising position "he was shot while the judge served in Multan.
The judge claimed that this video was later used by Sharif's former supporter, Butt, to blackmail him.