Pervaiz Elahi’s judicial remand challenged in court
By News Desk
June 6, 2023 02:51 PM
The anti-corruption department on Tuesday filed a review petition against the magistrate’s decision not to grant physical remand of former Punjab chief minister and PTI President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in a corruption case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Making Pervaiz a respondent in the petition, the department argued that there were clear-cut proofs of Pervaiz receiving kickbacks in road projects and transgressing his powers. “Therefore, in order to complete interrogation in the case, physical remand of the suspect is a legal requirement,” the petitioner said, adding, “It is prayed to the court to declare magistrate’s order of sending the former chief minister to jail on physical remand null and void.”
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Chaudhry Pervez Elahi was sent on 14-day judicial remand by a Lahore district court a day before yesterday on Sunday.
The decision came a couple of days after he was arrested from outside his residence in a case pertaining to illegal recruitment in the Punjab Assembly.
The court, however, rejected the demand of the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) which had sought a 14-day physical remand of Elahi.
According to ACE, during his tenure, Elahi recruited 12 Grade-17 officers in the Punjab Assembly against merit.
Reporter: Malik Ashraf