The Accountability Court granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) permission to interrogate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for three days in Adiala Jail.
This investigation is part of the £190 million National Crime Agency (NCA) scam, widely known as the Al-Qadir Trust case. Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, in his written order, allowed the NAB investigating team to question the former premier within the jail premises.
The NAB, represented by prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi, argued that the physical remand is crucial for the finalization of the investigation and the logical conclusion of the case.
Imran Khan faces charges under various sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999. Meanwhile, defense counsel Sardar Latif Khosa countered, asserting that there is no evidence against the accused, emphasizing the pending decision on a revision petition in the Islamabad High Court.
A combined investigation team (CIT) from the National Accountability Bureau, Rawalpindi, conducted a second day of interrogation of PTI Chief Imran Khan in the Adiala Jail. The three-member team, comprising senior investigation officers and a prosecutor, received court permission for the ongoing probe into the 190-million pound NCA scam.
Simultaneously, Bushra Imran Khan, after appearing before the CIT last Monday, opted to skip her scheduled appearance, citing personal domestic engagements. She has requested a fresh date for her appearance before the investigative team.
Bushra Khan was handed a questionnaire after her initial appearance, consisting of 11 questions primarily related to the Al-Qadir Trust, central to the ongoing investigation. As the NAB intensifies its scrutiny in the high-profile case, both Imran and Bushra Khan’s roles in the Al-Qadir Trust continue to be under close examination.
The legal battle surrounding Imran Khan’s case takes a complex turn as defense counsel Sardar Latif Khosa highlights the pending decision on the revision petition in the Islamabad High Court.
While the NAB asserts the necessity of the physical remand for thorough investigation, Khosa contends that the repeated attempts to arrest Imran Khan lack substantial evidence.