CJP seeks detailed report on tv anchor's allegation in Kasur case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has sought a detailed report from Inspector-General Punjab within two days after taking suo motu notice of allegations put forth by a local TV anchor.

During the hearing, CJP directed responsibility of the suspect’s security during police custody to IG Punjab and to the Inspector-General of jail when the he is in judicial remand. He observed that if the claims made by the TV anchor held any substance, the prime suspect’s security was a concern.

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The court aired footage of a programme run by a private TV channel claiming that Imran was not alone but part of an international group involved in child abuse, adding that he had over 37 foreign currency accounts.

The anchor further alleged prime suspect to be backed by a federal minister and influential persons. Upon which the CJP directed him to share the names of the prominent figures. “The names will be kept confidential till the completion of the investigation,” said CJP.

A paper with the names was handed over to the judges.

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Meanwhile, Additional Advocate General Punjab Asma Hamid informed the court that the Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had formulated a committee to investigate disclosures made by the tv anchor.

The SC has ordered IG Punjab and Joint Investigation Team to probe the evidences submitted in court today. Addressing the anchor, CJP warned of “grave consequences if the allegations are found to be incorrect.”

The case has been adjourned until January 29 [Monday]. Notices issued to AGP and tv anchor to submit related evidence in the case.

The accused was arrested earlier today

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