IHC adjourns hearing in Khursheed Anwar bail plea in fake accounts case till April 7
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday adjourned hearing in bail plea of Khursheed Anwar Jamali, an alleged accused in fake bank accounts case due to absence of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation officer.
The hearing on bail plea was conducted by the two-member bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani.
At the outset of hearing, the counsel for Khursheed Anwar pleaded the court that one of the grounds over which bail filed was threat of Coronavirus.
He added that similar nature cases were taken up by Supreme Court and hearing in the matter was fixed for Wednesday and it was better to wait till a verdict be announced in the matter by the court.
Similarly he pleaded to furnish arguments at the merits of such plea in next hearing.
The NAB prosecutor revealed before the court that Investigation Officer (IO) of the case could not reach the court from Karachi due to disconnection of flights and other transportation.
He disclosed that NAB had already submitted its report in the court as it was a technical case against which Justice Mohsin Akhtar remarked that usually technical cases were found weak.
The counsel Khawaja Haris pleaded the court that due to technicality of such case NAB was unable to file a reference even thirteen months have passed.
Later the court adjourned the hearing till April 7. – APP