IHC directs AECC not to indict accused involved in judge Malik video scandal

ISLAMABAD:Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday directed the Anti Electronic Crime Court (AECC) not to indict accused involved in former Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik video scandal.

Justice Aamir Farooq extended the stay order on the petition of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The court directed the AECC not to proceed the trial until the next hearing.

Deputy Attorney General Tayyub Shah said the FIA submitted incomplete challan of accused Tariq Mahmood on September 23.

The FIA’s new investigation team added terrorism provisions in the case, he added.

Advocate Jehangir Jadoon said FIA’s misconduct was evident in this case. He read Supreme Court’s decision regarding Judge Arshad Malik’s conduct.

Later, hearing of the case was adjourned until November 12.

The FIA has filed a petition in IHC for not shifting of judge video scandal case to the Anti Terrorism Court.