FIA launches multiple raids in case of Accountability Judge Arshad Malik
ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launches multiple raids in case of Accountability Judge Arshad Malik.
FIA on Thursday raided at the house of Nasir Butt, who is the central character of the Judge video scandal.
As per details, FIA raided at Nasir Butt’ s house located in Dhok Ratta area of Rawalpindi. Sources said Butt has fled to London after the footage of Judge was shown by PML-N leaders in a press conference. Sources added that younger brother of Nasir Butt Hafiz Abdullah Butt is also on the run. Mobile phones of Nasir Butt in Pakistan and in London are off.
Sources further said FIA is continuously monitoring the house of Nasir Butt and all details of his journeys abroad have been gained.
On the other hand FIA raided shop of Mian Tariq, who is also named by judge Arshad Malik in video scandal case, in Multan’ Abdali road and recovered important documents. Sources said FIA raided the shop with heavy contingent of police.
FIA team is ready to investigate PML-N member Mian Raza.
Arrested suspect in video scandal Mian Tariq Mehmood would be presented before the court on Friday for extension of remand.
Earlier, FIA lodged a case, on an application filed by former accountability court judge Arshad Malik, against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, vice-president Maryam Nawaz and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other persons accused of allegedly blackmailing him over video(s) captured secretly during his meetings with PML-N leaders.
The FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing has decided to interrogate Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mian Raza for investigation into the video scandal surrounding former accountability judge Arshad Malik who had claimed that Mian Tariq Mahmood had bought the leaked video from Mian Raza.
Meanwhile, teams were constituted to arrest other accused persons, including Nasir Janjua, Nasir Butt, Khurram Yousaf and Meher Jillani, nominated in the case lodged under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 (PECA).
Sources familiar with the matter told media that eight provisions of the Cyber Crime Act have been included in the case lodged against the suspects.