Parvez Elahi on judicial remand in Punjab Assembly recruitment case
By News Desk
October 30, 2023 07:41 PM
A court sent former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi on judicial remand in the provincial assembly recruitment case, the 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Monday.
The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) official produce took Parvez to the Court of Duty Judge Amir Raza after a two-day physical remand ended.
The ACE lawyer made a request to the court for extending physical remand, arguing the investigation was underway and the investigators are yet to recover loot money and his mobile phone for the purpose.
As the court sought a reply from Parvez Elahi, he denied any wrongdoing. "They are lying," he added. “They did not tell me to go to Gujarat. I have been with them for four days. They failed to find anything.”
The court was told that Parvez did not have the cell phone the investigators were talking about.
"The government is subjecting Parvez to political persecution by implicating him in bogus cases,” his lawyer argued.
Elahi was initially arrested on June 1 in a Rs70 million corruption case. Since then, he has been released several times only to be arrested immediately in different cases.
According to the ACE, Elahi made 12 illegal recruitments in the Punjab Assembly on grade 17 positions. The illegal recruitments were made through fake test services, said the spokesperson.