Accused confesses to having made ex-judge Malik’s video – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told an accountability court on Monday that a defendant Faisal Shaheen in a video leak case had confessed to making a video of former accountability judge Mohammad Arshad Malik.

In the video, the former judge admitted to convicting former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif under duress.

The FIA ​​presented the defendants Faisal Shaheen and Hamza Arif Butt, nephew of the leading figure in the Nasir Butt video leak controversy, to the anti-terrorism court (ATC).

The ATC sent Shaheen indicted for seven days in judicial prison while Hamza's physical prison was extended for another three days.

FIA Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) arrested both defendants after the FIA ​​director general transferred the video leak investigation of Cybercrime Circle to CTW.

Judge Malik accused the Cybercrime Circle of letting three suspects, Nasir Janjua, Khurram Yousaf and Mahar Ghulam Jilani, go after a "friendly interrogation."

In another case, the Electronic Crime Prevention Court (cybercrime) reserved the order to transfer the pending trial of Mian Tariq Mehmood to the ATC.

The FIA ​​filed an application with the cybercrime court to transfer the case to ATC after the investigation was transferred to the CTW, which is investigating the matter under the Anti-Terror Law and the Criminal Code of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the National Office of Accountability (NAB) informed the accountability court that six defendants involved in a false account case requested a guilty plea and agreed to deposit Rs 75 million.

According to the NAB indictment, the defendants faced an investigation into the Sindh Roshan program.

The defendants are Aslam Pervaiz Memon, Abdul Rasheed Channa, Aziz Tehseen, Baldev, Abid Arain and Zaffar Enterprises.

NAB alleged that they were given undue benefits in awarding contracts.

According to the NAB investigation, Memon caused a loss of Rs2.5 million to the government of Sindh, Channa Rs5 million and Zafar Enterprises Rs64.2 million.

Posted on Dawn, October 15, 2019



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