Sharjeel Memon despatched once more to jail after ‘liquor bottles’ recovered from hospital room
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar acknowledged on Saturday he’d found three bottles of ‘liquor’ throughout the hospital room of incarcerated PPP chief Sharjeel Memon at Karachi’s Ziauddin Hospital.
“When Sharjeel Memon was requested [about the liquor], he acknowledged they weren’t his,” Justice Nisar acknowledged, relating his shock early-morning go to sooner than listening to situations on the Supreme Courtroom docket’s Karachi registry.
Memon had been under treatment and in judicial custody on the Ziauddin Hospital’s Shirin Jinnah division, the place his room had been declared a sub-jail.
He was parcelled off to Karachi’s Central Jail shortly after the invention of ‘liquor’ in his room, as police and hospital authorities scrambled to avoid wasting numerous faces.
The CJP addressed the newly appointed lawyer regular, saying: “Anwar Mansoor Khan sahib, pay a bit of little bit of consideration to this problem as properly.”
After the CJP’s ‘raid’, the Sindh chief secretary and DIG Prisons Aftab Pathan reportedly reached Ziauddin Hospital in an effort to ‘doc proof’ and ‘take movement’.
Two of us have been subsequently taken into custody in reference to the presence of liquor on the hospital, DIG Aftab knowledgeable DawnNewsTV.
One was acknowledged to be a driver employed by Memon. He claimed that one in every of many bottles had held cooking oil, and the other honey.
SSP South Omar Shahid Hamid acknowledged they’d collected blood samples from Memon and that “there may be an inquiry” and “movement may be taken in direction of these found accountable”.
The power housing the PPP MPA was definitely one in every of three hospitals that the chief justice paid shock visits to this morning sooner than arriving on the courtroom, DawnNewsTV reported.
Memon booked for possessing intoxicants
Later throughout the day, Boat Basin police registered a case in direction of Memon and his three servants over possessing intoxicants.
“The police have registered FIR on the grievance of jail official in direction of incarcerated Sharjeel Memon and his three servants,” acknowledged South SSP Omar Shahid.
The case has been registered underneath Half 4 (proudly proudly owning or possessing of an intoxicant) of the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order (4 of 1979).
The police have detained three people along with one driver and two servants of Memon, he added.
The jail officers have moreover handed over some recovered gadgets to the police for investigation operate along with two alcohol bottles, revealed the SSP South.
The police have moreover taken DVR from the hospital for investigation operate, disclosed the SSP.
The liquid throughout the bottles wasn’t liquor: Memon’s driver
Jan Mohammad, who was one in every of many two males taken into custody, knowledgeable reporters whereas being taken away that the bottles seen by the CJP did not embrace liquor. One in all many bottles had honey whereas the other contained cooking oil, he claimed.
The two liquids had been poured into bottles of liquor, he claimed, together with that he did not know why he was being taken into custody.
The police officer acknowledged security personnel deployed outdoor Memon’s room would even be interrogated. The matter is being investigated by SSP South.
The Nationwide Accountability Bureau had filed a reference in 2016 in direction of Memon, the earlier provincial information minister, and others for allegedly committing corruption from 2013 to 2015 in awarding advertisements of provincial authorities’ consciousness campaigns to digital media that introduced on a scarcity of spherical Rs3.27 billion.
The earlier minister along with 11 others had landed in jail in October remaining yr after a division bench of the Sindh Extreme Courtroom docket dismissed their interim pre-arrest bail capabilities.