Court extends Mir Shakil physical remand till 28th
LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday extended physical remand of Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman (MSR) for another 10 days in illegal plots allotment case.
Accountability Court Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan conducted the case proceedings.
The NAB prosecutor pleaded with the court to extend physical remand of accused to complete the investigation. He stated that investigation process remained slow due to lockdown imposed to prevent spread of coronavirus. He apprised the court about investigations conducted so far, adding that the bureau recorded statement of then director general Lahore Development Authority Humayun Faiz Rasool.
To a court query, the NAB investigation officer told that two roads were also included in the block/plot allotted to Mir Shakil.
The prosecutor apprised about two-minute video being aired on Geo TV, saying that it was an attempt to affect the court proceedings.
At this, the court observed that the bureau should file a separate application for the purpose, if it had any objection.
Advocate Amjad Pervaiz on behalf of Mir Shakil opposed the remand.
He submitted that all record was available with the bureau and no further remand was required.
The court after hearing detailed arguments of parties extended physical remand of Mir Shakil for another 10 days and directed for producing him on April 28 again. - APP