Hijazi moves IHC for Quashment of record tempering case

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ISLAMABAD : Former Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi on Saturday moved to Islamabad High Court seeking the court to quash the case registered against him for alleged tempering of record of Chaudhry Sugar Mills.

Hijazi filed a petition through his counsel challenging the decision of Special Judge (FIA) Central for rejecting his plea to quash the record tempering case against him.

Hijazi has made federation and Special Judge (FIA) Central as respondents in the petition. The petition submitted that the FIR registered against on record tempering charges was baseless and the trial court overlooked important aspect while rejecting his plea to quash the case.

It is to be mentioned here that Hijazi is being currently tried in the court of Special judge Irum Niazi. Special judge Irum Niazi was to hear arguments on framing of charges against Hijazi in the case. Hijazi, who is out on bail, has been booked in the case in the wake of the Supreme Court’s order in the Panama Papers case for allegedly tampering with financial records of the Sharif family’s company.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) took Hijazi into custody in July, after a report released by the Panama gate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) alleged that the former SECP chairman had altered records related to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills.

Orignally published by INP

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