Suspect sent on judicial remand in Shahbaz Sharif’s TT scandal case


All details were given in a 26,000-page corruption reference: defence lawyer

Staff Reporter – Lahore:

An accountability court in Lahore on Wednesday has sent the prime suspect named Ali Ahmed Khan to jail on judicial remand in the TT scandal case against Shahbaz Sharif family.

The accountability court conducted the hearing of the TT scandal case in which the prime suspect, Ali Ahmed Khan, was produced after the completion of the physical remand.

During the hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told the court that the accused had not disclosed any details during interrogation. The prosecutor added that the accused had insisted to present the record in the court of law whenever he was being questioned.

The NAB prosecutor said that Rs41 million had been deposited to Ali Ahmed Khan’s bank account. He detailed that the accused gave three different statements during the interrogation. The prosecutor sought the extension of physical remand.

The lawyer representing the suspect told the court that the anti-corruption watchdog had declared his client a benamidar [ostensible owner]. He asked the NAB prosecutor whether the bureau was submitting an interim challan to the court or not.

The defence lawyer said that all details were given in a 26,000-page corruption reference, whereas, there was no need to extend the physical remand of his client. The lawyer sought the court’s permission to meet the accused.

The court reserved a verdict on NAB’s plea seeking an extension of the physical remand of Ali Ahmed Khan. Later, the court permitted the defence lawyers to meet the accused.

While giving its verdict, the accountability court rejected NAB’s plea for extending the physical remand of the suspect and sent Ali Ahmed Khan to jail on judicial remand.

The accused thanked the accountability court for not extending the physical remand’s plea.

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